Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Week 25 of 52

“{Charity} Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7

LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS, even when disappointments seem overwhelming. Love is tolerant, endures with others who are difficult to understand or deal with, and had an eternal perspective in difficulties. Love remembers that God develops spiritual maturity through difficult circumstances.

LOVE BELIEVES ALL THINGS, even when others’ actions are ambiguous and you feel like not trusting anyone. Love accepts trustfully, does not judge people’s motives, and believes others until facts prove otherwise. Even when facts prove that the other person is untrustworthy, love seeks to help restore the other to trustworthiness.

LOVE HOPES ALL THINGS, even when nothing appears to be going right. Love expects fulfillment of God’s plan and anticipates the best for the other person. Love confidently entrusts other to the Lord to do His sovereign and perfect will in their lives.

LOVE ENDURES ALL THINGS, especially when you think you just can’t endure the people or circumstances in your life. Love remains steadfast under suffering or hardship without yielding and returns a blessing while undergoing trials.
(BCF, Self-Confrontation page 218)


1 comment:

Amy said...

Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by Faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Romans 5:1