Someone once asked me after a particularly difficult time in a particularly difficult place, “How was it?” my response was and often is just two words, “Rough blessing!” While this may seem like an oxymoron we serve Abba!
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“I have seen the enemy and it is me” – this famous quote often sticks in my head in times of difficulty because of The God I grow to Love more each moment I am awake to Him!
I have seen war, starvation, poverty and natural disasters on a Biblical scale and Yes I can honestly say, I grow more in Love with Him in each moment I am awake to Him!
Why after all I have seen, heard and done can I say that?
In simple terms when I am in the midst of Hell I know He has me there, and when I am in the midst of Heaven I know He has me there! Each and every moment and each and every event and each and every person that you come in contact with was sent to you by God, Yes even the one that will eventually end your earthly life!
REST IN THIS AND WHO YOUR DADDY IS!
He controls ALL things and when you struggle He is doing two things:
1) He is bringing you back to His chest, wrapping you up in His Mighty Arms of Love and just rocking back and forth!
2) Getting you ready for someone who will desperately need the lesson you are learning in that moment!
Live in the awareness of this and Life Abundant IS Here and Now – if you don’t frustration will be your constant companion!