Mountain View - The Future Looks Bright! By Paula Friedrichsen

Writer Author  Church On The Mountain
Christian Column : Christian Living  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer God has a bright future for you—one that is full of promise, full of hope, and full of healing! He has plans to restore your broken relationships, fulfill your desires, and open doors for ministry. He wants to free you from addictions; to heal your heart from the hurts you’ve endured; and to liberate you from any bondage you may find yourself in. God understands you and loves you. He forgives you of your failures and has great compassion for you. He has plans to help you every step of the way. God is not mad at you, so don’t give up. Don’t let discouragement divert you on to the wrong path. Simply continue in the way that He has been leading you (even when it gets dark along the trail) and trust that His way is the right way. The Lord has never forsaken you in the past, right? Well He won’t forsake you now. Trust Him with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.

The challenges of this world make it easy to veer off the path that God has for us. It’s easy to allow one little act of disobedience to lead us to another and another, and pretty soon we feel like we’ve derailed our future. Each time we do things our own way and depart from the Lord’s specific directions for our life, we stray a little farther from the wonderful things He has planned for us. We certainly don’t need to walk a tightrope of perfection to please God (and we couldn’t if we tried), but we do need to walk according to the revealed will of God for our lives.

And so my word of encouragement to you today is: Stay the course! There is a daily battle for our obedience, affection, and attention. Nothing and nobody has the power to remove us from the path that God has marked out for us—except for us. We can choose daily to stay the course, obey even when it hurts, and refuse to be dominated by fear and temptation. And thankfully, we don’t have to “stay the course” alone. We can lean on the Lord, calling on His name to empower us, to help us fight temptation, to resist the pull of the world, and to fight the good fight of faith.

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Editor's Comment: Paula Friedrichsen is a member of Church on the Mountain, and will be speaking at the September 12th Sunday morning service. We meet at 9:30 Sunday mornings. Call for more information: 935-4272 or

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