Once again I stand in awe, blown away at God’s faithfulness and love for us. There’s been an ongoing situation that causes me a lot of pain. It challenges my faith and I often wonder why God doesn’t step in and change it. I know He could at any second, but I often struggle with the patiently waiting on His timing. But God’s timing is perfect, whether we see it right now or not.
I’m seeing how this situation is impacting my life and my relationships, but I also see something beautiful blossoming from it. God is growing my trust in Him, and I’ve been able to help and encourage others in similar situations because of what I’ve been walking (often stumbling) through.
I’ve formed connections and relationships that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I’ve had understanding for people in situations that I know I wouldn’t have to the same degree if I didn’t walk this path.
God can use even evil and turn it around for His good.
I want God’s will and His purpose in my life. This deepening trust fills my heart with so much peace, and even joy through the pain and trials. This is what it means to receive God’s love. To be comforted and surrounded by peace, even through the worst of storms.
I’ve noticed, just this morning, how much God has changed in us over the past couple months. The situation may not be changed, but we begin to transform. God is faithful, and He is good.
There’s a hope now that I didn’t have before. Sometimes we have to walk through darkness to appreciate the light. I’ve questioned for a long time now why God doesn’t just bring it to an end, and maybe this is why, we need to learn to trust, we need to feel His peace. God’s goal is to transform us and renew us, to heal us and bring us growth, and understanding. It may not always look the way we want it to, but God is faithful to walk with us through the fires and through the storms.
God is bigger than this situation. God is stronger than our enemies. God is in control. God can give us peace, and He will calm the storms.
We may be crushed, but we are not destroyed. God gives us strength and grace to trust, and we’ll come out of this stronger. I’m beginning to see a glimmer of that hope and healing.