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.
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.