Have you ever had something happen in your life and it feels like it’s the absolute worst thing ever? Then another situation occurs and you’re like, “Really God, for real for real?!” Because when you say it twice, it means that much more. Later everything you knew about faith and letting God handle situations goes out of the window and of course you attempt to fix it, because we all do at some point. Later devastation, frustration, doubt and even fear creep in because we can’t see past our own feelings in order to reach the faith that we once wore so proudly.
I read a passage today, “when we rest in God, we don’t resent the circumstances of our lives.” Read it again, “When we rest in God, we don’t resent the circumstances of our lives.” I don’t know about you, but that was pretty powerful to me. Just the other day I had a moment that my heart was softened to some situations that I didn’t even realize I still carried there; I chose to worship and let it all out. And relief came immediately. Sometimes I get away from what I know helps me deal with life, writing, meditations and worshipping, but I quickly remember when I come to the end of myself. And that faith that is tucked away in my heart shines as bright as the sun.. and I can rest knowing that God already knows the outcome so why am I tripping? HE created us, he knows, he cares. I’m so glad that he cares about our feelings, but he is not moved by them. Most likely he knows that they are stretching us to become more like him and less of ourselves.
If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Blessings and hugs,