Recently a Dear Friend of mine called me out on pride. She said, that my continually wanting to go back and change the past and my unwillingness to be at peace with the way things are is pride. WOW!! She is right. It breaks me to think of myself as prideful. Yet, I have for the past 5 months wanted to go back and change things so my beautiful new daughter, Erin could still be alive here on earth. If she could have stayed here at most she would have only had another 80 years and that is just a blink of an eye in God’s eyes. So, in the big picture, as I trust that God is Sovereign (Ruler over all) I know, even 80 years is just a blink of an eye. I cannot understand God. I do not and will not understand many things here on earth. I trust even our present sufferings will pale compared to the glory that awaits us. I have friends that are struggling; actually I really don’t know anyone who isn’t. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble, but fear not! I have overcome the world.” Today, be encouraged. Your present suffering will only last for a blink of an eye. You have an eternity of peace and joy with our Lord to look forward to. I have been deeply moved this week to put down my pride, my thinking I know what God should do and TRUST Him, even when it hurts. I know we can all make it, for a blink of an eye, when we walk with and Trust Jesus as Lord. This change in my thinking is helping me live in God’s peace right here and right now, in humility not pride so I can be fit.
John 16:33 ” I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Romans 8:18 “ I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed within us.”
Colossians 1:11 “Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, “
John 14:2 “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”
Be fit and be blessed,