RoadsideJane sat in a heap by the side of the road. She wasn’t sure exactly how she got there. The argument had escalated into a full-fledged fight.

When he told her to get out she’d stumbled to the door and started walking. That was hours ago, but she knew she couldn’t go back.

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Sue looked across the yard to the flowering dogwood. The beauty of the pink blossoms relaxed her back into the padded Adirondack chair.

If only her mind could settle so easily. She knew what she’d shared at prayer meeting wasn’t completely honest. Her intended impression was Lisa is an unfit mother.

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Maybe our situations are different than Jane’s or Sue’s. Maybe our poor decisions, thoughtless mistakes, and deliberate sin haven’t dumped us by the wayside … yet. No matter where we sit, let’s be encouraged.

God promises when we come to Jesus

  • He doesn’t simply retrieve us from our foolishness.
  • He doesn’t merely grant us recovery from the results and consequences we’ve earned.
  • His sinless life, death on the cross, and return to heaven’s throne protect us from the fearsome wrath born of the fierce-some jealousy of a Holy God.

“They [the redeemed in Macedonia and Achaia] tell how you [believers in Thessalonica] turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus who rescues us from the coming wrath.” 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10 NIV1984

Have you put down the distractions that keep you restless?
If so, how are you enjoying your rescued, wrath-free life?

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