Sometimes we don’t realize just how much we have. There are times we feel empty, and there are times we are filled. The thing I’ve noticed though, is whether we are full or empty, it’s always for a reason. Sometimes it’s easier to trust this than others, but it’s seemed particularly true lately.

I’ve been emptied out, so that I can understand and show compassion to others.

I’ve been filled, so that I can pour out those same blessings into others. We comfort with the comfort we have been given, and I am so thankful for this truth.

I don’t always understand the ups and downs in life, but I do know that God is faithful. We can share more fully in joys and sorrows when we ourselves have been there. And God knows this, and He allows this. He is always faithful, and He will redeem everything, whether we are full, or empty.

What truths are you trusting today?


6 thoughts on “Filled

  1. Great insight!

    I love that part: we become empty to understand the emptiness in others.
    We become full in order to share that fullness. Either way — full or empty — our life gets its meaning in how we understand and serve others.

    Thanks for sharing us your deep insight!
    I love it!

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  2. Been contemplating similar things lately. I’ve so many beautiful people in my life that have gone through hard times lately, and it’s difficult to understand why they have to go through things, but I’m thankful for the hard times I’ve experienced as they help me know how to love others better for it.

    I am choosing to trust that God’s ways are higher than my ways (Isaiah 55:8-12), and that He will work things for good. I’m also choosing to find the joy amidst the heartache and to thank Him for all of it.

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    1. It can be so hard to submit our desires and control to Him, and even harder at times to trust that it’s ultimately for our good. There’s so much pain in the world, and it helps to know that there’s a reason for it all and such a blessing when we can see how God is using that pain for good in our own lives and in the lives of others.

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