The masterpiece called "life" is woven together by One great artist, redeemer, conqueror and Father. This is a glimpse into the unfolding of that journey for us...
Friday, March 11, 2016
Life can be very unpredictable. You are likely either going through a trial, about to go through one or just out of one. The good news is that God has a miraculous ability to not only sustain us through pain, disappointment, hard news, huge life changes, betrayal, etc... but he actually grows us in it. When we choose to look through the lens of "What am I supposed to be learning here? How do you want me to walk through this?", we tend to see things from a much larger perspective and we invite peace, hope, joy and meaning into our lives and situations. It certainly isn't a quick process and it's often the harder way through things but the end result is worth it. Beauty from ashes.
"Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trials of various kinds,for you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
That's the beauty from ashes. That we would be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
It's hard to share such a vulnerable side of life: pain. We tend to shrink back and want to either deny it or hide it but I know there is purpose in sharing it. And very often the things we have gone through are actually for the benefit of other's lives, too.
To hear more of my heart on this, check out the video below.