Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your day and that we all will receive something very special within our hearts, as we spend some quiet moments alone with God!
Isn’t it amazing how the difficult times of affliction can cause us to compare our lives to what others are going through around us? It seems like there are people who never suffer or suffer little, while others seem to be bombarded by what seems to be very overwhelming moments of affliction. I don’t know about you but when I’ve witnessed this in the past, it seemed to make me feel as if God loved those people more than me.
I remember a time in my own life, when as a young girl; I kept having surgery after surgery, as the doctor’s aim was to stabilize two knees that weren’t formed well at birth. While I laid in a hospital bed in our living room, my brothers…sister and friends were outside running around and enjoying life. For the longest time, I never really understood why I was the one who always went through so much and why I was always sitting on the sidelines of life. Was I that bad of a person? Did God stop loving me? Through time, I did come to see that it would take a long journey of pain and deep heartache, before I would actually have my question answered. Now, as I walk through other difficult moments in my life, I see how those past moment’s of pain and heartache, have helped me now, as I serve God full-time.
You know…we all have become a piece of the puzzle, for God’s supreme master plan. We all are different and serve a specific purpose, for what God created us to be. Some struggle more, to fit into the place that God has designed just for them, while others seem to slide right into place. Only God understands the plans He has for each of our lives. Even though we may not always understand at the time, I truly believe that a time will come, when our eyes will be opened to the reasons behind these moments of suffering…and when they do; that will be the time, when our piece of the puzzle will be put into place…the place that God had destined it to be, for quite some time.
As I look back on my life, I see a life that’s been a life of struggles. There were times, when I just didn’t know where I fit in, when it came to God’s master plan. Years would pass, with long days of tears…pain and deep heartache…never knowing that God was preparing my piece of the puzzle, for something very special. Even after coming to this place in my life, I still continue to face struggles. Some I understand and some I don’t but I’m learning more and more; that’s it’s not because I’m a bad person or that God doesn’t love me; but rather, it’s because He has a special plan for my life and sometimes, it just takes some rugged pathways and steep mountain passes, to get where God wants me.
Today, you may be experiencing moments, just like I have experienced. I wish I could say that life as a Christian is an easy one; but it isn’t…but you know what…in Psalm 34:19, God makes a promise to us… “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”
Even though you may feel like you are on the sidelines of life, you are moving forward and God is allowing your moments of pain and heartache to push you along, to the place where He wants you to be. Just hang on and know that God has a plan for your life and once He has everything ready…He will put you into the place that He had destined for you, since the day you were born.
Blessings on your day…
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