And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 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. 10 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 Cor 12:7-10 NKJV – highlights mine)
These verses have come across my path several times recently. I think its God trying to tell me about my back injury but … its about everything I’ve gone through. Believe me – there is not post long enough to explain everything I have gone through…but lemme put it this way: my mom used to call me her “little Job” when I was younger.
I’ve had a hard life – do I wish it was different? Oh a million times yes and a million times no. Why? Cause it has caused me to be the woman I am right now.
I know the cancer scares, the random tumors that affected my life, the numerous surgeries, the assault, abuse, all of that plus whatever else I forgot – God is gonna use for a great purpose.
I am grateful. God has shown me time and time again He is faithful – when my I almost lost my son due to a bad baby chute tube (yes, thats the technical term); I was so at peace. When we were literally scrounging money to pay for my babies to drink juice; I knew God was there and would provide.
My husband has asked me several times how I could remain so stoic – and its only because God has taught me. And He will continue to teach me, I don’t doubt that. But I will trust in Him.
Gods name will be glorified in every situation – because He is God (first) and (second)? Cause its all apart of His plan.
My friend if you are going through a hard time – know…please know….God has you. Right in the palm of His hand and He won’t let you fall.
trust in Him.
He will be glorified and He will show you His mercy and grace and all that good stuff. Just trust.