Nothing is wasted when we yield ourselves to Jesus. When life turns upside down, you can choose to become a casualty of calamity or cling to Christ and stand on His Word. Crisis is a chance to grow closer to Christ—to hand your quivering heart to Him who made it. He makes all things beautiful in His time. Knowing God and keeping this eternal perspective helps me navigate some of the mess and heartbreak of life. In the end He makes all things right.
Heartbreak in a part of living in a fallen world. Sometimes it’s a consequence of our sin or another’s. When we give our heartache and trials to God He uses them to build our faith and character, to draw us closer to Him and experience His heart healing power, to teach us empathy and train us to minister to others.
We use manure to enrich the soil. It nourishes plants so they flourish & bear fruit. God also uses the manure in our lives-the trials, in the same way. God works everything for our good & His glory when we get our hearts right & wait on Him.
When belief in God becomes difficult, the tendency is to turn away from Him; but in heaven’s name, to what? —G K Chesterton
Sometimes I dwell on problems, talk to others before I talk to God and wrestle to find solutions. Sometimes I realize I’m thinking about praying, rather than actually praying to God. Even if we do all the right mechanics, at the end of the day what we really need for a change of heart that brings lasting change in our lives and in others is a miraculous touch from God.
Good morning, Lord.
I need You.
Give me ears to hear Your still small voice
The mind to understand Your Word
Eyes to see the needs around me
A heart after You to obey.
Strengthen my hands to work your will
Direct my feet to walk in Your Way
In Jesus’ name I pray
I’m Stepping Out of the Boat
I’m stepping out of the boat, Lord
I’m gonna walk on water,
I’m coming to You Jesus,
Because the way to be free
Is vulnerable to You
The storm rages in me
The storm rages around me
Waves rise and mock
But the smile in Your eyes beckons
All I want is You
For Your perfect love
Casts out fear
You captivate me
Your touch resurrects
Set me free, Lord
Consume me until all I see is You
And I can’t help but shout
Of Your glory
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (KJV)
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10 (KJV)
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)
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