Deceptive Circumstances

“Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered” (Hebrews 5:8 ESV). This is a stunning truth. We tend to think either consciously or unconsciously that the events in our lives reflect God’s attitude toward us. Jesus was perfectly obedient to the Father and yet he suffered in ways that none of us have or ever will. His experience reminds us that our circumstances are not a reflection of how God feels about us.

Circumstances change. God does not. If we are trusting in Christ alone for our salvation, we can rest assured about our Heavenly Father’s feelings toward us. His love and delight for his children is the same each day. Nothing we do can make him love us more or less.