I have found that anything that pushes me to lean on Christ is a good thing.
Including this cold I’ve had for the last 3 weeks. Insecurities in parenting. Field-brought fears. Insufficient funds. Insufficient goods. Loss and deterioration of friendships.
I’ve shared many of these difficult scenarios, attempting to point out the good, but the best thing in all: they force me into dependence on Christ.
Those “I’m done” moments give Him the opportunity to work without the obstruction of my hands on the reins.
“I can’t do it anymore” allows me to accept His will as he completes it in my life.
The times I just can’t face the day, I can fall in His arms as He breathes life into my weakened bones propelling me on in service to Him.
And the days I want to hide in the comforting cloak of quiet, He shines His Light in the darkest corners of my heart. He speaks to me in that still small voice that somehow drowns out the lies in my head demanding I give them a home. He provides the peace I can’t find in my most desperate search in a calm and quiet heart.
And when I feel as though I’ve totally failed Him, I know He is pleased with me because I am washed with the spill of sacrifice supplied on a blood stained hill.
I am free of guilt and pressure to perform. I am free from fear and doubt. I am free to rest and trust fully in Him. The fires that fuel me to this realization are all good things. Seeing my need for him, in any form it comes, is a blessing.
For every burden, I have a Buffer who is the giver of all good things.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me (2 Cor. 12:9).
Have you been forced into dependence on Him through trials?
I would love to hear your experiences in the comment section below!