Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Sun Is Going To Shine Through Any Day Now

Trials, life is full of them, I can't avoid them and so I just have to get through them. Do I know God has the right to put me through trials? Yes, I realize that it is from trials in my life that I grow. Do I have to like it? No, but I believe God wants what is best for me. I know God loves me, I am his child, and just as my earthly parents disciplined me so also does my heavenly Father. After all parents discipline because they care. If I keep that in mind it helps a great deal but that doesn't mean it's painless. When I was a child discipline hurt and I'm finding out that as an adult it sometimes hurts even more.

Lately the trials are coming at me fast and furious and I'd simply like to get through one before getting hit  with another. Don't get me wrong, I am blessed in so many ways, of this I am very much aware and I am grateful, I truly am. It is just that every time I think I can finally relax and take a deep breath I get the wind knocked out of me again. I remember, as a kid, the inflatable punching bags that were weighted on the bottom and sat on the floor, when you punched them they just came right back up, well, that's sort of how I feel. As soon as I'm up I'm knocked down again, it is getting tiresome. God tells us, however, in Galatians 6:9 bfor at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. And so I am trying to be strong but this body of mine isn't cooperating. It seems that I'm sick a lot more lately and I can't afford to be sick, there are too many things to do.

Prayer is the answer, this I feel certain of, and yet I am so weary in mind, body and spirit that praying is difficult. Thank our God that the Holy Spirit intervenes at times like this or I would be without comfort. So I will place my faith and trust in God to see me through and that will be enough. I'm waiting for the storm clouds to roll away because I know the sun is shining on the other side.

Trust in me, even when you hurt and my grace will see you through
far beyond the stormy skies that overshadow you.
I’ll bring you to that sunny day that you have longed to see
when in your pain you call my name and place your faith in me.


  1. Sun or Storm let's just keep-on-a-going and leave our course to God. He is our designer, navigator and pilot through this life, and into the next!