Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Chainsaw NOT a Helicopter

It's always interesting and encouraging what and when God brings things into my life. This has been an extremely difficult time for me/us as of late and yet God continues to bring just the right bits of "light" to our dark road. Today is another of those times and it comes in a variety of forms and I'll show you one and leave some of the others a mystery at this moment in time.

This came to my inbox-

"Cast your burden on the LORD--and He shall sustain you" Psalm 55:22 

"The promise is not that the Lord will remove the load we cast upon Him, nor that He will carry it for us--but that He will sustain us so that we may carry it! 

He does not free us from duty--but He strengthens us for it. 

He does not deliver us from conflict--but He enables us to overcome. 

He does not withhold or withdraw trial from us--but He helps us in trial to be submissive and victorious, and makes it a blessing to us. 

He does not mitigate the hardness or severity of our circumstances, taking away the difficult elements, removing the thorns, making life easy for us--but He puts Divine grace into our hearts, so that we can live sweetly in all the hard, adverse circumstances!" JR Miller

"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness!" 2 Corinthians 12:9

How then does He "Strengthen us for duty", "Enable us to overcome", "Help us to be submissive and victorious"? It seems that this happens in many ways. Sometimes it is through a timely, encouraging word, a random act of kindness, a gift of some sort or another or the knowledge that others are praying for us. 

He gives us what we need to make it through these times not get out of them; a chain saw to blaze the trail not a helicopter to snatch us out.

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