Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since He’s the God who raises the dead! (2 Corinthians 9-10, MSG)
And it turns out walking through these hard seasons is often the best thing could ever happen.
Because it is there that we find Him.
It is there that we learn that the strength of our bootstraps will fail, but the joy of the Lord won’t.
It is there that we learn that we don’t need to put on a brave face, we simply need to seek His.
And ultimately, it is there that we learn that He knows our suffering, because He suffered too. For me. For you.
Where we don’t fear what’s ahead, because we know it’s already happened in the eyes of our Master Planner. Where we acknowledge that He shares in our sufferings, but He also shares in our comfort. Where we can remember that He’s rescued us before and that He’ll do it again…as many times as we need rescuing. (2 Corinthians 9-10, MSG)
And for that we can say thank you, even when nothing seems peachy keen. Because there is no pit we’re in that is deeper than His love.
C. S. Lewis (via katiepricehill)
needed to read this today.
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— Martyn Lloyd-Jones (via diosteadora)