You were meant to do more than just survive. You were meant to thrive. You were not meant to struggle to make it through the week, the day, or the next hour. You were not meant to be shackled by anxiety, worry, and fear. No, you were meant for so much more. You were meant to have life and have it abundantly. That is the promise of the eternal God. You were meant to dig deep and to reach out. You were meant to know God and to make him known. You were meant to point to the one hope, the one anchor, the one true source of joy, peace, and contentment for the entire human race. His name is Jesus. Surviving is for those who have no hope. That’s not you, not if you’re God’s child. You were meant to thrive. All of us will have bad days, but Jesus tells us to take heart. He has overcome the world. To live a life that thrives we should remember this: We cannot live by what we feel, but by the truth God’s Word reveals.