Creating a Learning Network for Kingdom Builders!
Let me speak about PURPOSE in suffering – God’s purpose. My experience has now become the authority in which I speak. The very thing in my life that I viewed as a major crisis, perhaps even a curse (Muscular Dystrophy), the very thing that made my life come to a screaming halt and threatened to consume me… at God’s command, became the very thing He used to build my streets of freedom. Got that? In simpler words, my physical captivity, my suffering… became my spiritual freedom.
I quoted two verses from the book of Job in my last post, (Seeing the Works of God in-our Suffering). James says that the book of Job is designed to show us the purpose of God in suffering, of how God is compassionate and merciful…
I said before that God’s Sovereignty sometimes can be a very scary thing. The simple truth is that God will permit things He hates in order to accomplish the things in which He wants. Yes, He will permit your broken heart – if that’s what it takes to save your soul, or to accomplish a great work in His grand scheme of things.
God wants to remove whatever is in our hearts that prevent us from our purpose. We all have – human witnesses to the faithfulness of God through ongoing illness. God has had his hand every step, they will tell you. Personally, I can face any problem because I know God is with me. Accepting is an act of faith.
Let me close today’s post with something greatly said by my online friend, Jeanine Van Wyk from her Facebook page ENABLE – Empowering people with disabilities…
“Eyeglasses or contact lenses do not change what you see; they change how you see it. Many times you must change how you see something before that thing is changed in your life. If how you see it doesn’t change, then IT will never change. It is not a matter of denying the reality of your situation but a matter of seeing beyond your situation. Don’t deny the reality of your situation. Deny the finality of your situation.”
Have a great day. More to come on this topic…