When the suffering seems to be far from over, remember it’s only lasting as long as it should.
There’s a work being done.
A will being broken.
A surrender being born.
A God initiated intimacy welcomed the moment comfort has ceased.
When you want to pray for it all to end, instead pray for it to have its way. To break the parts of you that don’t look like heaven.
– Jackie Hill Perry
To anyone going through a storm, a rough patch, a valley, a cloudy season, let the words above sink in. Don’t focus on the fire you seem to be passing through but on the purpose for which God allowed the furnace to be switched on. We should not be quick to always blame the devil when things get uncomfortable. Sometimes the pain is God’s will. And the only way we will know if it is, is if we seek His face.
To anyone going through a field of sunshine, floating on cloud nine, enjoying the view from the mountain top, enjoy the season. Meditate on God’s goodness, constant through the good and the seemingly bad. And remember that even when the winds change, God doesn’t. The sky might darken and the sun may seem to varnish but the Son will always shine bright, and He never leaves.
And to everyone who is a child of God, whether on the mountain or in the valley, take His words to heart. Remember:
… we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Yes, even when we do not understand, we know. So stay confident in Him who has your back, always.
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