God’s creation is an amazing thing.
People are also God’s creation.
Yet God created mankind to have a relationship with each one.
He loves us as individuals.
He has a purpose and a plan for each one of us.
The longer I walk with the Lord the more I see Him working.
This winter has been a season of deep teaching for me and for our family.
I’ve been in some difficult circumstances in the past and these weeks have matched the emotional growth of past trials.
I’ve been reading the book of James.
Several verses have stood out for me to meditate on.
” My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience, but let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete lacking nothing,” James 1:2-4 NKJV
What this verse has been teaching me in this season is to rest in the arms of Jesus, no matter the circumstances.
Yes, I can have peace even when life around me is falling apart.
Yes, I can have peace even when I am helplessly watching my children suffer.
Yes, I can have peace when I’m uncertain of tomorrow, for tomorrow Jesus will still be with me.
As I’ve walk through these days of trial God has shown me the depth of His great care.
He is holding each one of us.
He is providing every breath I breathe.
He is the reason I can rest and have peace in the trial.
Dear reader, I must give you a warning.
If you are anything like me, when struggles come you look to work harder, or try more, or simply want to “fix” it quick so life can be better.
However, in this season God has taught me how futile that truly is.
Many times He has wanted to use a trial to teach me something and I was so focused on getting it “fixed” I learned nothing.
When in a trial there truly can be joy in learning.
To walk through an extreme difficulty and knowing God is hold you, watching Him work out every detail is incredible.
And it’s not over yet.
We are still in the midst of the trial, but I have peace and joy knowing God is holding us.
Whatever you are walking through today, relinquish control into Jesus’ capable hands.
“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4: 6b-8a
Rest in His arms.
He’s holding you.