Glorious Ruin (Quote from Tullian Tchividjian): “God is not interested in what you think you should be or feel. He is not interested in the narrative you construct for yourself, or that others construct for you. He may even use suffering to deconstruct that narrative. Rather, He is interested in you, the you who suffers, the you who inflicts suffering on others, the you who hides, the you who has bad days (and good ones). And He meets you where you are.”
Table Talk (The Chat): So many times, we try to shield God from our lives. We try to set up a protective boundary of sorts. Perhaps, it is done to cloak our deeds, our thoughts, our missteps. Possibly, it is done to keep that which is holy holy and that which is not… But God knows us. He sees us. He is aware of who we are even when we don’t want to admit who we are to ourselves. And you know what, He loves us. He has grace enough for us to be saved. In fact, He has unlimited mercy, so much so that He can liberate us from our self-imposed prisons of suffering.
Finding Freedom (Scripture Reference): Psalm 139
Table Talk Discussion Question: God knows you so well and He still loves you. How well do you know and love Him?
To Read an Excerpt from This Book: Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free