I have found a new friend in the last months. She has become very dear to my heart. We’re both bloggers and lovers of God. We’re both wives of husbands who are on mission for God and who have gone/are going through a health storm. Her husband is in such terrific pain because of a rare virus. It is still causing him great torment. My precious husband has healed and recovered in incredible ways. Because of what we’ve been through, my heart goes out to this woman of faith who has become so dear because we relate to one another. She and her husband are also believing God for restoration.
I can so relate to her life. She says it this way: My life looks much different now. But what she says next is what speaks to my heart and maybe yours. “My mission hasn’t changed, just my function. My hope and desire, and God’s mission for me (and for you) is to glorify Him in the season and situation where He’s placed us.”
Oh beloved. And you truly are beloved. You may be in a season in which it is hard to celebrate anything, especially Christmas. Maybe you can’t say tis the season to be jolly, but beloved, God will give you incredible joy right in the middle of the mess. For the angels said to the shepherd and they speak to you and me, “Behold! I bring you good tidings of GREAT JOY!” You have a Savior beloved, who is acquainted with your sorrows and bore your sins in His own body. He knows how you feel. He is with you in the midst of it. And He promises, oh how He promises, that this momentary light affliction is working for you a magnificent weight of GLORY!
He speaks in words of love to you always. Love brought Him to the manger, love propelled Him to reach the world and love stationed Him at the cross. Even now, even though you may be facing hardship, even if your life has changed in ways you never expected, nothing is going to separate you from His love. And even though you may be facing difficulties, there is always hope for your heart. Never give up and never give in. Your destiny is wrapped up in the miracle of Christ – and His miracle is ever present and always available. Your life is so beautiful to Him and so valuable that even though it’s hard to face He goes before you always. You are an amazing picture of God’s wisdom, power and love. The world is watching you give glory to Him and they are speechless. But even now God is giving you words to share and people to speak God’s truth into.
God loves you and He’s for you. If you have nowhere else to rest, rest in those words. Whether this is your best season or not, Jesus is always your best reason to live in the Light of His Mercy and Grace!
Psalm 34:3-4 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain
Isaiah 51:11 So the ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, And everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away.
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