What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.
The midnight phone call, the unexpected doctor’s report, the pink slip…in a moment, everything changes. Priorities shift. We grow, learn, adapt. That’s part of life.
For some, another part is hearing the phrase quality of life. “Quality of life must be considered” gets tossed around after hearing, especially, an unwanted medical report, insinuating that if one’s life doesn’t measure up to some subjective worldly standard, it’s time to cash it in.
How do you measure quality of life? Who gets to decide what’s good enough? The truth is, every human life is created in the image of God, unique in every way. Inherently we’re all rich with meaning and potential simply by being alive. God is mindful of man. He considers and ponders humanity because He loves us. If life is something that God concerns Himself with, we must value life for life’s sake, not merely for some abstract concept of quality.
Though it may seem painful at first, try this: Think of seasons of your life that you might not have valued at the time. Press into the idea that God had you endure those seasons and wants you now to find their redeeming value.
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Today, if you are contemplating difficult times, ask God to reveal the purpose. He’ll give you a deeper appreciation for life. He’ll give you more patience to hold on. He’ll bring to you other people who need the encouragement and lessons you gleaned from your trying seasons. It’s for their good that you’ve held on.
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