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2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance

What if…

it’s ALL more than worth

going through the thing you’re going through…

going through the thing that almost took you down

almost took you out… (or so it seemed)

the thing that feels— almost unbearable at times…

What if…

the lessons that are gained,

the relationship that is enriched

from going “through“…

the challenge

the trial

the struggle

the loss

the pain

the rejection

the brokenness

the lack of understanding

the unknown…

is worth far more than what we can imagine?

It brings some excitement and a sense of awe and wonder to the equation, doesn’t it?

It helps to think on these kinds of things, doesn’t it?

It helps to remember that God always has good things in store for those who love Him, for those who are His. For those who are committed to living “through” these things, with Him.

To those who belong, so dearly, to Him—you and me.

And what if…

we are gaining treasures, and

perhaps we don’t even realize it?

Well, we are. 🌈

And the wonderful thing is…

We’re gaining treasures to be enjoyed

to be treasured

on this side of heaven too.

Here and now. 💖💐

…we find it in the holding of His hand…

we find it in clinging to Him for dear life

we find it in the seeking and finding Him in the middle of our situation

we find it as we cry out to Him for peace, and peace calms the storm

we find it as we discover more of who He is, and what’s on His heart for us…

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.“—Matthew 13:44

How He loves us. 💝

I’m digging deeper into this truth.

And guess what?

It’s a depth that only keeps getting deeper.

We’ll never max out,

we’ll never dig to the bottom of it.

We’ll never reach “the end” of His love for us.

Heavenly Father, I’m learning, as I live this life… how rich, how valuable, how wonderful… going through these kinds of things can be, when we face them with You. With You, we can find JOY in every circumstance. And learning and experiencing this, is far more valuable than any earthly treasure. How I’m learning to treasure You, Lord. And ALL OF IT… ALL OF IT is worth all of this, with You, Father. Thank You…. for it ALL. 💝

-Heather 🌺

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