Daily Reflections

Watch for God

April 4, 2023 Barbara Reaoch

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16

Easter tells us that hardship has purpose. Even when we do not understand what God is doing, we know He is true to His Word. We know our bright future is not just wishful thinking because God sent His Son to die on the cross for us. “He did not even spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything?” (Rom. 8:32).

From the hardships in our life, we have new eyes to watch for the goodness God promises. As your family reads the Scripture together, teach your kids to watch for God—His Person and promises. Open God’s Word and show your family what it means to look for God’s bigger purpose. Hardship is not a bully to avoid. Within it hides a blessing. Look for the blessing to embrace. Our loving heavenly Father is at work, making us more like His Son, Jesus.

Make it Personal

How has God used past hardships to bring blessings into your life?