September 18, 2013

the struggle

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as much as i would love to have a struggle-free life, i know better. i know i would quickly step into self-sufficiency and never look back. struggling and clamoring my way through each day and week is by no means pleasant, but i see the purpose. i have to.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

you see, my struggles aren't just about me. they're another opportunity for His glory to be on display. God is far more concerned about His glory than my comfort. as He should be. not that He needs my permission though. my life is a mirror meant to reflect Christ to others. my struggles are no exception.

so while i wrestle through a rough season with no end in sight, i'm reminded that this is just another part of the story He is writing and weaving that will ultimately result in His glory. i will not lose heart.

...for the joy of the Lord is my strength.


live unashamedly :: laugh uncontrollably :: love unconditionally.


Jenny Lotz said...

thank you, thank you, thank you. sooo needed to read this today. you, my friend, are a huge blessing to me (and hundreds of others who are struggling). prayers, love and peace to you!

bekah brinkley said...

same goes for you, jenny. you're blazing a trail before me and you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll be getting some adoption calls from me in the future. love you friend! praying for y'all through this crazy Congo process!