and others come into your life as lessons.” —(via nonelikejesus)
Zadie Smith, “Hanwell Snr” (from The Book of Other People, ed. Zadie Smith)
Your insecurities are arguments with God. He is telling you that you are loved and forgiven, but your insecurities are trying to convince Him of how bad your sins are. He is telling you of the wonderful things He is going to have you do for Him, and your insecurities are trying to keep up with whispers about how He must be thinking of someone else: one of those superspiritual people with no doubts or secrets.
Here is the good news: you aren’t the first one with these kinds of battles, scripture is full of them-(Abraham, David, Mary). And the best news, God is going to win those arguments in the end, He always does.” —Matt King (mattkinger.tumblr.com)
You see, there are two different types of hope in the world. One is hoping for something, and the other is hoping in someone.
One day, everything we hope for will eventually disappoint us. Every circumstance, every situation, every relationship, we put our hope in is going to wear out, give out, fall apart, melt down, and go away.
That’s the problem with hoping in something. That’s why the only dependable hope is hope in someone. Or rather, Someone. The entirety of Scripture points to one cross, one man, one God—not because He gives us everything we’re hoping for but because He is the One in whom we put our hope.” —Pete Wilson (Plan B)