Grace morning on this superlative and seismic Sunday.
One of our temptations when we’re experiencing disappointment is to try and figure things out. But we must fight that. God asks us to lean on him, not on our own understanding.
God does not look upon trouble as we do. Where we see stress he sees opportunities. Where we see crisis, He sees growth and betterment. God's purpose in times of crisis and trouble is to teach His children precious lessons. They are intended to educate, and build us up. And when we learn from them and ride out these storms of life, we will see the great promise fulfilled. We need to see the joy and opportunities through times of problems. Because we will learn that there is a sweet and wonderful joy we can have here too. We do not have to wait until Heaven. We can learn to make our life joy filled by seizing the crisis and growing from it. To become the person that we are capable of being for our benefit and His glory.
God wants to use our problems for good, to make us better and stronger for our personal development and in turn for us to be able to help others in their struggles.
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your staff— they protect me.”
Psalms 23:4 CEB
Unexpected crises are a part of life, they are like storms. As with crises, we must learn to prepare and ride them out by learning and maturing from them.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this sufficient and splendid Sunday!