Life at the end of the rope….

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So it’s been awhile since the last post. Life kinda catches up on you sometimes.

These last months have been filled with the loss of my Dad, the loss of my dear friend and prayer partner for almost 20 years and a walk through  deep water with one of my beloved sons.

What does life look like when everything seems to be unraveling?

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I’m finding out first-hand. And it’s called Jesus.

It’s called redemption….and grace….and power made perfect in weakness.

It’s called letting go of my expectations and coming to terms with the fact that God’s plans are far higher than mine, and that he is accomplishing something in my life (and the lives of the people I love the most) that is far greater than my cherished dreams for temporary earthly happiness. He is after FOREVER. And He is bringing life out of death every moment of every day.

And it’s called Faithfulness.

So we do not lose heart….

 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.

For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Paul …2 Corinthians 4:16-18.

 

When life crashes down to the bedrock…..Jesus is there. These things are an opportunity to experience the depths of God’s faithfulness first-hand. To taste and see that the Lord is good.

It’s one thing to know something is true, to read it in God’s Word and believe it. That’s good….  It’s very good….1459373262cr0hq

But it’s a very profound thing to experience it at the core of your life. To KNOW it. Nothing life hands you can ever take that away.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 

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One of my favorite phrases…..But God!!

All through history the Bible keeps a record of situations that seem wrong….look bad….even hopeless. And then comes the phrase “But God….”1438333042wgp2m

Bringing life out of the grave. Turning mourning into joy. Using a hard place to make room …..to pour His blessing into the deepest places of the heart.

Experiencing first-hand the security we can have in Jesus. Nothing can truly hurt us when we belong to the King.

Everything that is meant for harm is simply flipped around and used for our good and His glory…..in His perfect time.3f6c4a3075a06371b06ad860a387000d

 

 

 

His story’s not finished yet….

 

 

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