Are you in a situation you wished you could escape or never wanted to be in the first place? Are you in the season of pain, loss, or utter loneliness?
First, please know that these too shall pass. It is temporary. The Bible says “Sorrow may last for the night but joy comes in the morning… after mourning comes dancing.”
Second, know that you are loved… by the one who holds the seasons of life. The One who reigns over all creation wants you to overcome and reign in joy. He gave His beloved Son to die on the cross on our behalf. “He actually made him who knew no sin to become sin so that we may become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” (2 Cor 5:21) He did not withhold His precious Son. Would he not give what He thinks in His infinite wisdom would be best for us according to His perfect plan? Our Abba Father cares and loves us.
In the book, “The Faith Journey: Walking through the Storm with God”, God demonstrated His faithfulness both in good times and the seemingly bad times. His grace sufficiently held Sis Hilda’s life in her weakest and lowest… emerging strong and full of hope. In fact, how possible for someone like her to go through the valley of the shadow of death yet fear no evil is awe-inspiring what she went through counting the daily battles and victories of her husband’s illness. Each bit of her faith journey shows her total dependence on God that until the end she can truly say Praise God.
What the enemy meant for evil, God can turn it for our good. My own sister had a cardiac arrest and went to be with the Lord so suddenly despite my strongest desire and prayer for her to live. I may not see and understand the bigger picture, but I believe in the good that would result from this.
The enemy meant for me to doubt the goodness of God in bad situations but surrendering all to God turned bad to good. Upon surrender, the spark started to stir in my heart. A miracle was unfolding I didn’t know. It was the Holy Spirit’s comforting, sending an embracing peace that ran through my consciousness to accept that God is in control. The peace that surpasses human understanding came upon me. With my heart cleared, so did my mind. The confusion then dissipated into a deeper understanding of what it is to be in His presence and be filled with joy.
Experience God’s love and warm embrace from this inspiring story of a relentless fighter winning hearts and souls for God’s kingdom. Let it be an encouragement that whatever life can throw at you… In God through Christ Jesus, you can find rest.
If you are reading this… it is no accident. It’s an APPOINTED ENCOUNTER in your life to discover the depth, breath, and width of God’s everlasting love that despite the ordeal Hilda elicited these concluding words…THAT ALL THE EARTH MAY KNOW THERE IS A GOD.