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2.4.19 – Hardships turned into Gold

In my smallness, in my lack, in my desperation, in my troubling situation…

There is opportunity for His goodness, His strength, His breakthrough.



“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” – 1 Peter 5:10

This morning I woke up feeling extremely tired. I didn’t wake up at my usual 5 AM. I think I actually hit the snooze this morning, which is rare for me since I’ve started getting up at 5 AM to meet the Lord. Lately as I have felt so tired, it has been more of a challenge. In all honesty, something about me “giving in” to hitting that snooze button makes me feel like I’m “missing the mark” in a messed up way. But I know feeling that way is stupid and unnecessary. *slaps herself in the face and then slaps herself again for slapping herself* haha oh boy. Welcome to the life of a girl who wants to be “perfect” and then realizes she can’t do it, over and over.<——— a real honest moment. #Grace

“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus…” – 2 Timothy 2:1

Yes, staying above water has been a challenge lately. Every day is a battle right now.

And you know, I am growing tired of this being a constant theme here in my journal.

But I know that in all of this time of weakness, the Lord is stretching me, growing me, and using this as opportunity build “substance” –and in everything, in my weakness, He is being strong for me. That is what I cling to. He is Who I cling to.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4

I know that in every bad situation, every little bit of lack…. there is heavenly opportunity. There is opportunity for the Lord to come through, to show Himself strong –for Him to be glorified.

I can be excited for that.

When I am tempted to dwell on my situations that seem hard, hopeless, unlikely…

I know that I can look at these seemingly hopeless situations with excitement of what the Lord can and will do. May He be glorified!

I honestly don’t love the things I’m writing about right now –times of struggle, hardship. But it’s the honest truth of where I am.

Sometimes I’m like, “Lord, how much longer? I’m ready for all of this to be over! I’m ready for Your abundance in every single area of my life and in every way!”

But it seems that there may be more the Lord is wanting to do in this time. I know it’s worth it.

I know that I will be able to look back one day and see where these hardships turned into gold.

I’ll be writing about “Look at what the Lord has done!” And He will be glorified.

But I can glorify Him now too. ✨? He’s getting me through. ??❤️?✨⛰ He’s doing things, working to create things I cannot see. ?✨??

Stay tuned.?

–Heather ?

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