Do you ever have these occasions in your life if you suppose for a minute, “I can hardly bear in mind what it was like earlier than…” – you fill within the clean.
It looks as if usually these occasions come both after one thing terrific occurs (like having youngsters) or after one thing fairly traumatic occurs and we get into a very good place (like leaving an abusive courting relationship).
It’s fairly pure to check the place we’re to the place we’ve been. Generally that’s good once we see how far we’ve come, and typically it’s not so good once we really feel like we misplaced our manner.
However I’m right here to encourage and remind you that regardless of the place you’re, Christ was there earlier than you. He’s the start and the tip, the alpha and the omega (Revelation 22:13).
He has all the time been and all the time can be (Revelation 1:8). The phrase tells us that “He’s earlier than all issues” (Colossians 1:17).
Irrespective of the place you ever end up, God is there and was there earlier than you bought there.
He’s Earlier than All Issues Wallpaper
In my examine Bible, there’s slightly heading for this portion of Colossians 1 titled Preeminence of Christ. I really like that little heading as a result of it has large which means. Preeminence means “the actual fact of surpassing all others; superiority.”
Surpassing all others – superiority – yep, that’s my God!
This passage tells us that Christ is “the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all issues have been created which might be in heaven and which might be on earth…” (Colossians 1:15-16).
All the pieces that’s created and the whole lot that comes from that isn’t a shock to Him – He was first.
Now that doesn’t imply that He created or condones all the ugly sin that we expertise and see round us. That’s undoubtedly not of Him! However He created us with free will in order that we might CHOOSE to like and observe Him as our Lord and Savior. He doesn’t need “puppets” that solely love Him as a result of we’re made to. He needs our love and devotion to return from a coronary heart that longs for Him.
However He sees and is aware of the whole lot that occurs. Christ skilled the very depths of our ugliness when He got here to save lots of us, so He is aware of simply how unhealthy it may possibly get.
However He additionally skilled a loving earthly household and plenty of loving followers, so He additionally is aware of how good these issues may be. As a result of He’s earlier than all issues.
I hope this verse burrows down into your coronary heart and anchors itself there to remind you that nothing – no circumstance, no trial, no ache, no pleasure – will ever come your manner that God shouldn’t be already within the midst of. And He was working in it earlier than you ever received there. 🥰
In case you are at the moment combating the place you end up and the scenario you’re in, cry out and rely on Him as a result of He was there working earlier than you have been there. Even if you don’t see Him working in your scenario, He’s! He’s BEEN engaged on it. Culminating the whole lot to occur simply the best way He needs it to occur for our good, as a result of He loves us.
For those who at the moment end up in a spot of pleasure, rejoice with thanksgiving and provides Him reward as a result of He was there working earlier than you have been there.
And if you end up in that place the place issues are simply okay and also you’re barely making it, feeling such as you’re holding on for pricey life, lean on Him for relaxation and consider His guarantees that He’ll present your wants (bodily, emotional, religious)!
I created these wallpapers with a nature background as a result of it continues to remind me that He’s earlier than all issues and all issues have been created by and for Him. He’s all the time engaged on our behalf and know what we’d like earlier than we even want it.
He’s Earlier than All Issues – Colossians 1:17
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