Have you ever cried out to God and said,
“Father! Won’t You take this away from me? Please take this (trial/ storm/ pain /frustration /dilemma /weakness/ hardship) away….”
And He doesn’t?
At least, not right when you ask Him to take it away…not when you think you can’t deal with it any longer…
Perhaps the situation doesn’t play out in a way that’s comfortable and easy or convenient.
I’m writing to you from this place, and today I’m remembering this…
God sees the sight from the other side of the hardship. ?
He sees the sights from the other side of whatever it is you are going through right now.
He sees the beauty of the way things will come together…. after you must endure a little while.
He sees the sights of the way it all plays out in His plans, and He says that it’s “good.”
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”—Romans 8:28
He sees the way the attempt of the enemy will backfire…on the other side of the trial.
He sees the way the struggle that you come through in your life will give hope to others who’ll face the same thing you’re in the middle of right now…
He sees the way your walk will influence others in a way you can’t even comprehend right now.
He sees the outcome of those who are His, as they walk into the “promised land”! ?
Hang in there.
Keep pressing in.
Keep pressing through.
And remember …
…that His ways are higher than our ways.
is good. ?
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”—Isaiah 55:8
We may think we don’t have it in us to endure through whatever it is we are facing in the moment… but here is what God says…
“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ...”—1 Peter 1:6-7
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.“—Romans 5:3-4
There are times we’re not going to be able to understand “why” He’s allowing something to happen in our lives that causes pain or results in trauma or hardship. There are times when we won’t understand why He won’t just take the hardship away.
But it’s part of the message of Jesus Christ.
It’s part of what His life on earth taught us, showed us, illustrated for us, that we may learn and not be surprised when we face the storms of life.
But just look at the glorious outcome! ✨
Just look at how God so amazingly pulls all of our hardships together into something so valuable and so beautiful. ☀️
He makes it all worth it.
And He sees it all, from the “other side.” ?
And He knows what He sees, is good.
Thank You, Father. ? I will praise You from right in the middle. ?