How wonderful our life is when we realize that everything GOOD we have is from God and everything BAD which happens to us can be handled by Him! As we allow Him to purify our hearts, He changes our perspective and He becomes our constant source of hope, strength and joy. Because He never changes, we learn that our hope NEVER has to falter, our strength does NOT have to depend upon us, and our joy does NOT have to depend upon our circumstances. God is The Rock to those who choose to live in His righteous ways! Read this amazing Psalm: “So the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight. With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous. For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down. For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?” (Psa. ‭18:24-31‬) I remember very well being a Christian who lived like God’s way was tortuous because I was living in my own crooked will instead of God’s perfect will. Sometimes I still foolishly go back to allowing my own will and the sin in my life to blind me to the wisdom and perfection of God’s way. Choosing sin is such a waste of our beautiful life! You see, the more we purify our heart and get rid of sin and our own will, the more we can see and thus, can LIVE in the perfection of His way. When we purify our hearts before God, He gives us His perspective on everything. He lights our way with the brightest light we’ve ever seen. When we look FIRST to God in EVERYTHING—big and small–we find more abundance, strength and safety than we ever received from the weak resource of self or anyone or anything else! He is The Rock for the pure in heart