Thursday, January 22, 2009

Blessings

I am just finishing up a series of studies in the book of Isaiah (HERE) and I have been so blessed by the truths of God's word. The last few lessons have gently reminded me that there are blessings in our enemies and blessings in our illnesses. As I was going through this study, I couldn't help but think that there are blessings in difficult times too. When we are struggling, in any way, it is a chance for us to turn to God. When those times challenge our faith it shows us who we are trusting in. Where our comfort is. Those hard times drive us to the Almighty God. God has His perfect purpose for our circumstances. It is not to divide us or weaken us, but to strengthen us. To make us more of who He wants us to be. To allow us to respond in EVERYTHING with a Christ-like attitude. Ultimately to refine us.

I am just loving how God is always working. Loving His blessings. No matter how they come.

8 comments:

Christine said...

This is true. You are an encouragement. Thanks.

Cheryl said...

love this.

Lee and Bev said...

Praise God from whom all blessings, trials, disappointments, frustrations, uncertain times, etc. flow! He is in control of our world!

K-Sue said...

When you look back, you can so easily see the lessons learned. Having a string of these experiences behind us, we should be quick to trust, but it helps to have friends, scripture, the Spirit remind us.

Just last week a friend and I reminisced (that just looks wrong - I don't think I know how to spell reminicse. isce? ish?) that if they had bought a house they wanted, we'd have never met and become friends (it's OUR HOUSE they wanted) and I would not have a job (I'm the babysitter). Easy to see from 2009!

Christy said...

I just remind myself that it all for a reason. I don't always understand it or want to be in the midst of it, but nevertheless, He has allowed it...so here I am in the middle of it.

K-Sue said...

Last night I caught that Isaiah lesson (first time in a long time). It's good stuff!

Danika said...

So glad that you were able to move. Would love to get together some time as I made the move here almost 6 months ago...if I can help out in anyway let me know!

The kids and I love it here.

Danika

Susan said...

Thanks for the encouraging words. Sure hits close to home lately.