Knowing in our actions, and not only our words. Knowing as we bare it all to him, and knowing he will come to our rescue. Knowing we can be – because he sees.
We travel far and wide – to various gas stations of need. We think we can fill up there. We look the to the wrong people, in the wrong way. But, this gas provides doesn’t provide us the energy we seek, in fact, it actually zaps us of energy. It robs us of strength.
It sends us astray.
We get filled up, but with the wrong source of power.
Then, our cars run on empty.We run – but we are almost dying – and we lose steam.The point is – life can hurt. Situations can stun. Circumstances can feel like they will break-us-down. If you believe that being a Christ follower is a bag of roses, chocolate and blessings – you have been sold a lie. We don’t always get the easy road in life.
But, what we do get is a bag of promises that will always endure, will never fail, will lift us up, will comfort us, will help us to thrive – and will be our drive.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
Here is the truth my brothers and sisters – We may feel like life is crashing before us, but that’s ok. Sound ridiculous? Maybe. But it’s not – because we see by faith and not by sight.
What we see are little pieces of ruin, but what God sees is broken fragments of what he wants to create anew. What we see are shards of glass, but what God sees are hopes and dreams that he has ready to bring to fruition as he puts the pieces back together.
What we see is pain, but what he sees is our gain as we trust him by faith.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Cor. 4:17)
Sometimes, we’re broken so that we can be remade. We can’t see it in the moment, but in the aftermath all the little pieces come together to form something so beautiful it takes us to places we never dreamed or imagined we could go.
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[…] In Part 1, When Life Gets Hard, we saw the life’s wreckage from a different vantage point. But, it is one thing to see something from a different perspective and quite another to live changed. So, how do we live out the truth that we are being remade, renewed and recharged? We go to the Word of God, the Word that is sharper than a 2-edged sword. Let’s take a look at 10 bible verses for hard times to understand what the Lord wants you to believe as you are being transformed. […]
Yes, it may look like things are falling apart all around us and we tend to despair, but God is using all of this to work in and through us making us new. I’m so glad He is in control and I can trust in His faithfulness to hold me and love me and be with me throughout this journey of life. He can bring joy even in the pain.
Yes, he does bring joy in the pain because he is working all things together for our good when we are called according to his purpose. I love that, don’t you?
Yes Gayl, this is the truth. He is making us new, we need only rely on him. I am so glad he is in control. he is so faithful.