Monday, April 23, 2012
God never promised that nothing bad would ever happen to us, or that times wouldn't be hard. But what He DID promise was that He'd be with us always. When faced with these times, we are given a reminder that we're not alone. The despair can be replaced by acceptance and a resolve to not let this get us down.
If we never had hardships, we'd never receive the blessings God provides through them. Would I have sought God in the stillness of the night if all were going well? Would I have listened in the quiet for the calm reassurance?
Where does my strength and inspiration come from? Certainly not from me, as I am weak and scared, but from God. Each obstacle overcome builds resilience that is used in overcoming the next one. As I travel the journey, I am not alone, but am surrounded by those that help and encourage me. Hopefully, I can also help and encourage them as well.
Thank you, God. I praise you for the peace and comfort you've brought me in the midst of hardships this morning.
Posted by Barbara Creasy at 6:14 AM