“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
– Psalm 23:6
The Pasqual Mystery is a core doctrine to Christian belief, and it should be applied to everything in our life. It’s is the idea that when we put on Christ, we take on His death, but we also take on His resurrection. And somehow that resurrection power spills over into everything in our life. So that every setback we face can lead to something greater. The Pasqual Mystery says within every ‘death,’ there is greater life. If you’re going through hard times right now, that sentence might make you angry. But it is true. We know it literally in our own deaths, that when we die, we inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, which is even better than this life. It’s the full glory of God; It’s full revelation. People who have died and come back have said they didn’t want to come back. So it is greater. But we also know that’s true in terms of the little deaths we face. That Christians are given a certain type of way of viewing the world, and that way of viewing is called faith. So how do we think when we are going through difficulty? Whether we’re perplexed, abandoned, persecuted or pressed on every side, how do we think? That’s an interesting question, right?
Lord, thank you for giving us faith. Give us trust that You have greater things in store for us, than the difficulties we’re going through right now. Help us to focus our thoughts on Your glory.
Have you experienced setbacks leading to greater things?
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