God’s never overwhelmed by our lack of faith. He knows we have a difficult time trusting him. He gets it and doesn’t expect us to dive head on into anything with Him. But like we love others and trust their intentions, we must learn to trust him in the same way. He doesn’t want us to sit in our sorrow or pain. He made us stronger than that, our hearts and minds are much stronger than our emotional capacity. We were created with such strength. Think about it.. it’s incredible how much children go through.. Divorced parents, let-downs, failure, physical pain and realizing their limitations as humans… From the moment we were born, we were created to fight for our lives. We struggle and we cry about different things, but we fight back. We must not give in to the lies of movies and books. We aren’t crushed when something doesn’t work out. We aren’t lost when we go through heartbreak. We aren’t ruined when someone dies. We aren’t screwed when we lose a job. We completely forget everything true. God has bigger plans than we could ever imagine. Though we often feel frustrated we didn’t make things go differently or we didn’t appreciate the “time we had”,it’s never too late. We weren’t CREATED to give up. We were created to fight back when life is stepping all over us. Our dreams seem crushed at times, but we need to dream a little more. We must remind ourselves that our future with God is better than we could ever plan.
Think back to a time when you were crushed. In the timeline of life and in the big scheme of things, what great thing happened?
I can honestly say, every time I went through something difficult, I was super blessed by an unexpected friendship, job, vision for the future or even the freedom to dream because I wasn’t tied down anymore by whatever what consuming my life.
I think God takes away things that consume us, anything taking his rightful place. We get so angry at God when He takes our “favorite” thing at the time. We like control and we like to be able to choose when things enter and exit our lives and our time. But that’s not the point of living at all, it’s not ABOUT US. It’s not about ME. It’s all about Him. it’s all about bringing him glory.
Sometimes, we aren’t willing to come back to him unless we are emotionally affected by stuff going on. We connect to him in a personal way when our emotions aren’t steady and perfectly in place. He doesn’t want us to have a shallow relationship with him. It takes times of vulnerability and pain for us to connect to others and this depth goes for God too.
Let’s stop crying and start praising our Miracle Maker, our Sovereign God. He loves us too much to let us get consumed by only one thing in our lives. He wants our full love and our complete commitment to Him. He wants our whole hearts because then he can gift us with blessings of things we never could have imagined. He’s absolutely capable of transforming our lives, but only if we are willing to admit to him and ourselves what we are most mad about. What are we most hurt over? What are we bitter about?
When am I going to ask Him what He wants from me in the moments of utter heartbreak and discouragement?
And your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism. Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrassed, perhaps also protesting. But don’t give in, insist on arguments, and act in this way, attentive and persistent, every single time, and the day will come when, instead of being a destroyer, it will become one of your best workers—perhaps the most intelligent of all the ones that are building your life.