Out of all the pain and deep heartache I’ve experienced in my life; I think the hardest thing I went through, was to feel as if my circumstances were slowly destroying me…which after a while, makes a person want to give up and just throw in the towel and quit.
Little did I know…during these difficult times; that God was allowing me to die spiritually, with all the pain and suffering of the past; so I could gain Him instead. You know…it’s so easy to turn it around the other way and not even notice that God is at work in our lives, while facing difficult times of affliction; but if we were to slow down and not allow our circumstances to overwhelm us; then I’m sure that we would clearly see how God is replacing the broken down areas of our lives, with Himself.
One of the verses that truly gave me hope, while at rock bottom; is found in Philippians 1:21, which reads… “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” In other words…if we ever want to gain God, in a greater way; then first, we need to get rid of the rubbish that is keeping us from experiencing the fullness of God. Sometimes that process can be painful to experience; but when we truly know what God is up to…and we have a heart of trust…knowing that God is definitely got control; then we can let go of these broken down areas of our lives and make room for God, to move in completely.
Right now, you may be feeling as if your situation is getting worse, rather than better. May I encourage you to not lose hope…or to lose heart; but rather know that God is at work in your life…and even though it may not be the way you expect it to be…God knows what He’s doing…and in the end, I’m sure that you will come to see that He was only making more room, for you to experience His very best for your life!