Rolling With the Punches

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; ~ II Corinthians 4:8-9 KJV

Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. ~ II Corinthians 4:10 NIV

Tonight I got a flat tire. Right as I was pulling up to church my tire went flat. I essentially missed EVERYTHING- caroling, the dinner– but God is still good! I praise Him that it happened RIGHT as I was getting to the church.  I praise Him that it was an opportunity to invite the guy who changed my tire to the church.  I praise Him that He is good in ALL things!! I know my God can turn ANY situation into good (Romans 8:28).

Tonight my mom called me up to encourage me.  I thank God for her.  She was like “I’ve been praying for you honey and I felt God say this was just a Job moment.” That is exactly how I’ve been feeling lately.  God wants to SHINE through my situations.  He wants to shine by showing a reversal of the situation with me potentially never becoming a doctor.  He wants to shine by showing that I can get a flat but He can use it for good.  He wants to shine by having told Satan “have you considered my handmaiden [Rebekah M.]?” He wants to shine.

Jesus,

Shine through me.  Let everything be done in Your timing.  I praise You. I thank You that You count me worthy.  I thank You Lord! I praise You Jesus!!! There is NONE like you!!! I thank You Jesus that You are good even in the midst of the storm!! I thank You Jesus that You are full of grace and truth.  I love You Jesus.  I WILL praise You in this storm. Bless these readers. Bless those who are going through a storm to see Your hands.  Bless those who are in a season of favor to recognize it and claim their blessings! Bless my dear, wonderful Lord.  I love You with all my heart.

Rebekah M.

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8 thoughts on “Rolling With the Punches

  1. What wonderful, inspiring words!! Thank you for shining so brightly. This world needs more warriors like you. I pray God strengthens you and continues to use you as His vessel!! Thank you. God bless you.

    • aww, thank you! 🙂 God is good in all times and it is only because of the things He has already brought me through that I know He is faithful! Despite others and many things trying to destroy us- He is GOOD. He is FAITHFUL. He is beautiful for situations and I know for He has been in the past and I know He will be for all this!! 🙂

  2. I love that you stay encouraged… it is a choice for certain and not an easy one to make in this crazy world. But we are not OF this world are we? Thank God for that! 🙂 I wrote this week about my Job experience – it was a 4 year experience and going on. I prayed just this morning for God to help me to recall each little moment I that He made me aware of His working in a specific situation. I want to share those moments to encourage that the choice is ours … as you showed in this story! God bless.
    -Heather
    ps – you can read about my Job moments here : https://40yearwanderer.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/a-thing-sometimes-it-takes-losing-to-win/

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