I'm trying to walk by faith while giving nothing but love along the way while seeking the love of our Heavenly Father. Will you walk with me?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Life hurts but God is bigger.

So things in my life haven't been ideal lately; but honestly, is life ever truly ideal? Not to sound like a Debbie Downer, but in this imperfect life, something is always going wrong. And some times, life just hurts. And I mean really hurts. And well, God has been teaching me one heck of a lesson through this hurt. Actually, it's pretty amazing.

Sometimes God has us hit the bottom so we start looking up at Him. And boy, have I been learning this. We are going to get hurt. It's inevitable. Sometimes we put our heart out on the line just to have the line cut by someone else. And sometimes, we give so much of our time and effort for it to just seem like a waste. We give until it hurts. We love until it hurts. We lose someone we love. And that's what happens, it hurts. We hit the bottom. But the hurt isn't the end all and be all. That's where God comes in. God is more than your hurt. He is more than your pain. And He will never ever give you anything you cannot handle. And "if He brings you to it, He will bring you through it." This cannot be even more true. In the midst of the pain, God will bring peace. We just have to let Him. We must use our God given strength and open our hearts to accepting His peace even while feeling such pain. We have to look up. We cannot do this on our own and we are not alone. And God has given me some of the most amazing people to prove this. He will always give you what and who you need in times of pain. God will never leave you hanging.

It's easy to question and get angry when feeling pain. If God loves us, why does He let us feel this pain? Well, let me ask you this: if you never know what it's like to feel pain, do you really know what it's like to feel joy? As much as it can hurt, pain is necessary. Because then how can we truly be happy if we don't have a reason to appreciate it? It's in the pain where I feel God the most. He has to let us hit the bottom so we start looking up at Him. And in Him, there is so much hope, peace, joy and love. And once we experience pain, we can truly appreciate that and love Him more and grow closer to Him. So as crazy as it may sound, be thankful for the pain. Thank God even when you hurt. Because He is up to something and only good can come from it. God is good. That will never ever change. God is good even in the midst of tears. Sometime we don't know what He's up to, but we don't have to. We just have to trust Him. He knows us better than we know ourselves. Trust Him. We may not understand what He's doing, but just trust that it's for the good.

I've heard it said before that life is like a puzzle. We only see one piece at a time. But the best view of the puzzle if from above. God sees what will come out of this puzzle. So trust Him.

What you may be feeling now will not last forever. The night is darkest just before the dawn. After every good Friday comes an Easter. "This too shall pass." God will get you through. He will hold your heart with the same hands that created the universe. In Him, there is hope. Don't lose hope.

"And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful." Colossians 3:15

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