For My Good
It’s so easy to get focused on what is swirling around us that it becomes hard to see what’s, ahead of us. You know, that whole can’t see the forest for the trees thing?. And it’s crazy how much we let our circumstances guide our level of trust and belief in the very things we already know to be true. Sometimes, it’s hard to SEE the good that God is doing when it doesn’t FEEL good. I think the desire to know is in total opposition to the desire to trust. God wants us to trust when we tend to want to gain knowledge to try to control. But His ways are far greater than ours. And while individual circumstances do not always feel good, we can trust that He is working it all TOGETHER for our good. He doesn’t say that we will only experience good things. But, He DOES say that He will take the bad and the hard and the uncomfortable and weave it in together with the good and the beautiful and the holy for our good in the end. So, I encourage you that if you are feeling all the hard swirling around you, trust in this truth because He has already seen the outcome of your current circumstances and He knows the beauty that’s on the other side of it.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, WHEN tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” James 1:2-4
I hope this printable will remind you, or someone you know, of this very thing and can be a source of encouragement to you. That is my hope and prayer for every thing I design here at The Spirit Orchard.
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