Pastor John has written some wonderful biographies which are both interesting and instructive.
They are also frequently encouraging on issues I’m dealing with today.
We are working through a complicated issue in a program related to the disability ministry at church. Lord willing, it will allow us to serve and be served by even more individuals with disabilities – but there is always the next question or hurdle to overcome.
There are always issues like that with this ministry!
So this little paragraph from Contending for Our All by Pastor John was really encouraging:
(W)e rejoice that it is God himself who will fulﬁll his plan for the church: “My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose” (Isaiah 46:10). We take heart that, in spite of all our blind spots and bungling and disobedience, God will triumph in the earth: “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations” (Psalm 22:27-28). John Piper, Contending for Our All, p. 166.
Thank you, Lord, for letting us know you will fulfill your plans and you will triumph – and you use bunglers like us! What a privilege, and what a grace.