Nobody desires that God give them great trials.
No-one asks the Lord for adversity.
We certainly wouldn't ask Him to break our hearts.
But these things happen regardless.
Trials, adversity, heartbreak - are there any among you who have not experienced at least one of these?
When my challenges overwhelm me I remember there are others who have faced worse; when sorrow drowns my heart I praise Him that I've not lost more; when my security is threatened I take strength in knowing He is the source of all my needs and will provide.
At the foot of the Cross I offer my life to Him and in doing so I am trusting Jesus more than I will ever trust man.
I trust Him to carry me when I have no strength to move; I trust Him to provide what I need more often than what I want; I trust Him to give and take away because His ways are higher than mine.
I trust that when all I see or feel is loss and failure, He is working it together for good and shall one day reveal the full tapestry of my life and show how every thread met in harmony to fulfill the plans He had for my life even before I was formed in my mother's womb.
Keeping my eyes on Him, ever mindful of this temporary life, my heart is comforted, encouraged and strengthened to run the race set before me and desire what lies ahead. Life eternal with Him.
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim.
In the light of His glory and grace."
(Helen Lemmel, 1932)
Your sister in Christ,