“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
–1 Peter 2:9-10
How amazing that, as Christians, we have been rescued from darkness!
Except that some of us still feel trapped there…. Life can be seriously hard. I have those days when I simply don’t know what to do, and I just want to curl up in my bed and close my eyes.
Yet He loves me! And He calls me a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own possession.
He loves me! He has called me out of darkness, and transferred me into His Kingdom of light!
Oh yes, He loves me! Once, I was not accepted, but then He came and accepted me! Once I was without hope, but then He came and gave me hope!
He loves me. And He loves you.
How encouraging that He is the One who calls us out of darkness. It’s not some evil being who is calling us out, for judgment and chastisement for all our sins. Instead, it’s an amazing, beautiful Father who calls us in, forgives us (if we have Christ in our hearts), and ushers us into His Kingdom!
How much peace does that bring?
I mean, the deep peace. There will still be anxieties and fears in this life. But we have a kind Father to whom we can bring those things. And He will help us.
Friend, He is leading us away from the darkness. It’s a journey we’re all on. For some, the journey will be fast and breakthrough will come in an instant. For others, the journey will be long and arduous, and true breakthrough might not come until we break through the veil into the Kingdom of Heaven. But either way, breakthrough is coming!
Don’t lose hope, my friend. You can make it. Because He is with you and Jesus will never leave you, not one step of the way.
If it helps, picture His hand holding yours. He will gently lead you beside still waters and, little by little, He will help you on your way!
Thanks for reading! I hope this devotional was a blessing for you!
Feel free to check out some of these other devotionals I’ve written, and as always, please share with your friends!
- For the Weak Pretender
- Peace and Faith in God
- “Worrying Doesn’t Help”
- When You Just Need Some Validation
Peace, my friend!