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The Christian Optimist

February 22, 2014

A disciple's study

by Randy Alcorn

If God is good and sits on the throne and everything that enters our life is Father-filtered, how can we be anything less than optimistic?

The only proper foundation for optimism is the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Any other foundation is sand, not rock. It will not bear the weight of our eternity.

If we build our lives on the solid foundation of Jesus’ redemptive work, we should all be optimists. Even our most painful experiences in life are temporary setbacks. No Christian should be pessimistic. We should be realists—focused on the reality that we serve a sovereign and gracious God.

If God is good and sits on the throne of the universe and everything that comes into our lives is Father-filtered…how can we be anything less than optimistic? The Christian’s optimism is based squarely on realism: God is real, the atonement is real, the resurrection…

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  1. Randy Alcorn is one of my favorite authors!



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