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.
Thank you for your lovely prayer. Thank God for you.
Thank you! Only Jesus makes it possible to not be breaking down right now and instead be rejoicing, knowing He will work it all out! 🙂
Words of encouragement.
Thank you! God bless!
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!! 🙂
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.
ps – you can read about my Job moments here : https://40yearwanderer.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/a-thing-sometimes-it-takes-losing-to-win/