WhiteWalls ss_blog_claim=0715ad90bc7bfcde32c3d390e1f6ea2d Just A Thought: Suffering

Monday, December 1, 2008

Suffering

Several months ago, I suffered a miscarriage. I was so devastated, but God, in his His grand and wonderful mercy, has brought Dave and I through this time. There are times that I get sad...but I pray and know it was for a reason.

There was someone who was found out she was expecting the same time I was. I just found out today she's having a girl. God in heaven, why does it hurt so much? Anyway, I came across this awesome devotional that I wish to share with ya'll. I love how God knows what we need to hear and when.

2Cr 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory,

Steel is the product of iron plus fire. Soil is rock plus heat and the crushing of glaciers. Linen is flax plus the water that cleans it, the comb that seperates it, the flail that pounds it and the shuttle that weaves it. In the same way, the development of human character requires a plus attached to it, for great character is made not through easy living but through suffering.

Consider the diamond; it is formed through YEARS of extreme heat and pressure. It starts out looking like a piece of coal; but then turns out to be this thing of beauty. Don't think that this situation you are going through, is a form of punishment. Suffering is a wonderful fertilizer for the roots of character.

Remember Psalm 37:5 - Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring [it] to pass.

God is working through you, for a reason. Just wait on Him and He will bless you.

3 comments:

Cathy said...

What a wonderful post. The analogies fit so well with how the Lord forms our characters. When we look closely, He provides so many of these lessons in and through His creation. You did a super job of putting some of these into words. :o)

Judi "Jlo" Moran said...

Dear Twitter Friend,
My heart goes out to you at the loss of your child...I, too, lost a child, but mine was due to a pressured abortion in my 20's.
I will pray for you in this time of grief, knowing that you are redeeming this suffering by looking to the One who transforms all.
Love,
Jlo

colleenfelz said...

Thanks you for sharing such a personal story. I'm glad that you are trusting God. He works everything out for our good. Remember Jeremiah 29:11. I am sorry for your loss.

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