Stronger

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.

girl-429380_640I 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.

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23 thoughts on “Stronger

  1. This is so true! God is faithful and it is so easy to believe the with God we will never struggle. But when we look at scripture, Jesus’ most faithful followers suffered, questioned, and even died. God is with us even through the storms in life. What an encouraging post. Blessings.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I was really encouraged by this today. πŸ™‚ How true that we will still struggle, but that’s no reason to lose faith in God. Have a blessed day. πŸ™‚

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  2. ” Sometimes we have to walk through darkness to appreciate the light.” So true. The dark night of the soul is our growing time, even when it hurts. I’m sorry that you’ve been hurting, but I’m glad to know that you are seeing hope in the situation. J.

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  3. Can definitely relate to this post. You’d think I’d learn, but it seems each time something crushes me, I can start wondering what on earth God is doing, and then eventually he always shows me he’s with me and I can trust him and his timing is so good.

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      1. Definitely. It’s amazing how good can come out of horrible situations. I used to think horrible things happened for a reason, but I’m coming round to the idea that sometimes horrible things are just horrible and senseless with no reason, yet they can always still be turned around for good. Pretty amazing.

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      2. I love the way you put that. Yes, they can definitely be turned around for good! πŸ™‚ I am so thankful for that. The patiently waiting for it can be difficult though. haha, but having that hope definitely helps. πŸ™‚

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  4. For about two years now I’ve held on the verse of Jer 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future”. I, too, am struggling with change and the challenges that goes with it. But through it all, there is always something beautiful that will come out, because our ever faithful God never abandons, never means harm but always brings hope for the future and yes, He makes us stronger each time. I pray this verse finds you comfort.

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging comment and sharing your struggles. I love that verse and the pure simplicity and promise in it. I pray that God will bless you through these struggles, change and challenges. Thank you again, have a great day! πŸ™‚

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  5. Loved this. He is so faithful. I learned to know God this way, walking with Him over the years, with the same yearning to keep learning and growing. What you’ve written is a beautiful description of his gentle, patient, love for us as He guides us safely on a path of peace through the challenges we face. May I share to my readers?

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