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Yet another gem from this book.
I've been salvaged. In fact, I'm salvaged and restored every day as I go through this continuing cycle of sin and repentance that we call life.
It's a wondrous thing that we are not left on the dung heap, that God sees us as we are yet condescends to make us more like His Son.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (I Peter 5:6-11 ESV)