standing with you
sometimes it is hard to see what is going on when you are in a hard place. sometimes life sidelines you and what just happened you didn't see coming. and for the life of you, you're wondering just how am i to get through this?
here are some snippets to keep us going. can you relate to any?
no wasted pain~
David, surprised by joy when he was seen by God after years of being ignored by leaders around him.
finding a way forward~
Naomi experienced the joy of making progress in life after a long season of futility.
messing up or being messed over~
Jonah tasted the joy of being used by God in a powerful way in spite of a monumental bad choice on his part.
heart transplant needed~
Gomer, whose joy of a transplant enabled her to receive the love extended to her.
Gideon experienced the joy of a decisive victory in the place of a former devastating defeat.
being misunderstood and not recognized~
Samuel, fully recognized as a wonderful fit for the office he held.
closure from a traumatic past~
Noah’s joy as he came to an end of a very difficult season of judgment.
Phinehas experienced the joy of God accepting his passion and calling it good.
Jacob found true love, in an alien country and he also through repeated miracles, experienced the provision of God, in spite of a very unjust environment to work in.
i bless you whether you have the fierceness of Phineas in wanting to honor God, or the patience of Noah following orders and waiting for a very long time. I bless you with being surprised by joy and not giving up on the hope that is sure to come. we are called to rise and i bless you with the rising up of defiant faith in the midst of adversity. rising up for yourself and for others, knowing God is faithful. messing up or having been messed with, i bless you. trying to find your way forward, i bless you. living in a hostile environment, i bless you. together there is a rising up and together there is a place to stand. i bless you in Jesus name.