Sunday, October 23, 2011

Light and momentary troubles

Have you ever hit one of those points where you just have to throw you hands in the air and say "okay now what?" I definitely have, especially recently. We're all human and it's so easy to be lead by our flesh rather than our spirit, and I'm so guilty of that at times. When I get to those points where I'm listening to my flesh that's when I face disappointments. As Perry said at church this morning, life is hard. BUT, God is still God and He is still good. The only way to get through any tough time is reliance on the Lord, the only way. Worldly comforts will only be temporary, so why rely on them when we serve a faithful Lord who's comfort is always provided and never disappoints?
"But as for me, I know my Redeemer lives, and He will stand upon the earth at last" (Job 19:25).. "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
The biggest lesson I've learned today is that if I want to live a blessed life I cannot give up on the God who has never given up on me. It's as simple as the truth provided in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, "Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes on not what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." And there you have it, need I say more? The more honest I am with my God who already knows my heart and mind the more He will reveal Himself to me, and give me clarity on how to leave a life that is glorifying to Him. It all comes down to trust, something I've struggled with in the past, but the veil has been removed from my eyes and I know that my Lord will lead me, guide me, and love me no matter what.

1 comment:

  1. stop being so good at blogs jessi! goodness gracious! you have a way with words! love you for it! <3