Stabilized in Christ
The course of the world can be an emotional roller coaster that produces delusional merriment followed by free fall bouts of stress and depression.
Sound doctrine provides stability during these courses teaching us how to be abased and how to abound (Phil 4:11).
It is the knowledge of the mystery of Christ that gives an emotional advantage to us who find our strength in Christ (2 Cor 12:9, Phil 4:13).
Stressful times seem to level out when we consider the greater value of the glory that shall be revealed in us through Christ (Rom 8:18). So many of our stresses are too small to care.
And we know our joy does not come from season’s greetings, but rather from the knowledge of the treasures found in Jesus Christ (Col 2:2).
Get off the emotional roller coaster. Put your trust in the sufficiency of Christ to find true contentment.
For his glory,
Justin Curtis Johnson