Thursday, 7 April 2011

On difficulties...

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'It is the storm itself that the eagle uses to soar upward into the dark sky, turning the storm clouds into a chariot' 

Streams in the desert

What a suitable word for me today. It's easy to be 'academic' about God working all things together for my good. Truth is that 'all' includes extremely difficult things as well. It includes disappointment and heartbreak. Just like the individual ingredients of a cake can be horrible if consumed alone, insert eggs, butter, flour, sugar, cocoa mix...yet working together and going through the heat of the oven they can give the most scrumptious, yummy chocolate cake! In the same way, I believe God can mix the individual ingredients of our lives, insert rejection, storms, disappointment...allow us to go through the fire and come out looking different and better. Today I am disappointed at my 'rejection' folder (insert job and grant application) but I trust God and choose not to give up.  

Daddy help me remember you in difficult times, that they never last but are character building. That they don't necessarily come from you but you can still use them. Please give me strength.

6 comments:

Dew Logun said...

May God grant you strength to go on, show you that if you keep holding on you'll have success. you will mount up on wings as eagles, you will run and not be wary, you will walk and not faint!
this is our year sista sista! I J N!

Zoe Believer said...

Thanks my brother brother. I wrote this in my journal a while ago. God bless.

Omonaikee said...

Hey Zoe, thanks for visiting my blog. I have mostly been a silent reader of yours.

What is beautiful about God seeing us through difficulty is that he comforts us and we eventually come to a place where though we may remember the incident, we have such compensating joys.

disgodkidd said...

theres a song we sing in christ embassy..."thru it all, i have learned to trust in Jesus, av learned to trust in God, thru it all, av learned to depend upon his word"

Jaycee said...

The quote is so on-point, I can say I understand this very well from experience. The storm is what causes the eagle to soar that high...trust me, it's true. "Those who wait on the Lord shall mount on wings as eagles." :)

Truth said...

Close doors and rejection only let you know that God is working out something better than what you can think and imagine. He will grant you the best and when you look back, you will give Him praise that is due Him.Think back from where you are coming from, if He met you at the point of need in time past,He is still on the throne, He will do much more than you can think of. It is well with you