Ever felt like you were going through a season of constant trials, tragedies, health issues, you name it? Where every corner you turned there seemed to be SOMETHING there? And for some reason during those times we often feel isolated, those we love seem distant, distinterested, disconnected, etc. In those times, we can either turn each corner and "expect" something to go wrong...or, we can anticipate God's greatness on the horizon and allow the season to press us closer to God. Over the past few months I have been in a season much like what I described. I feel like I am in the twilight zone:) I have had comments from all kinds of people from anywhere to "maybe there is sin unconfessed sin in your life" to "frankly, I am really tired of your drama" to others who simply say nothing and then one who "prays without ceasing" for me. For a few weeks I was realy hung up on what people were speaking to me and I was allowing the enemy to get a foothold in the midst of a season that my Savior has plans for me, allowing hurt to drive me to bitternes rearing its ugly head. I know that people are simply "people", that often we are not full of grace, love and compassion because it is simply easier to look the other way....but the best part is that when people fail us, we end up at the feet of the King...where we were always intended to be. Ah yes!! So although I realize this season has not ended yet.. I rest in Him because He brought me here, and He will bring me out in His time...even though I feel weak!
"Concerning this (thorn) I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for MY strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities,in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong" 2 Corinthians 12:8-10