Oftentimes I try to change my current circumstance instead of acknowledging what is going on and learning from it. I don’t know where I picked that up from or at what point I started doing that but the Lord showed me I was doing that. I realized that it was not healthy and it wasn’t what the Lord was asking me to do. In every uncomfortable or hard situation I have gone through, the Lord was asking me to face that situation head on. Yet it was so easy for me to turn my back and ignore it. It was so easy for me to rely on myself to figure out how I could get out of the situation or change it. What I didn’t know was that it was a form of pride at work. Thinking I could figure things out on my own or change the circumstance by my doing. When in reality as a Woman of Faith I know that I cannot do things on my own. I knew that self sufficiency would fail me yet subconsciously I was doing that when it came to hard and uncomfortable situations. So I had to stop and ask myself Julie WHAT IS? Meaning what is your current reality or circumstance right now. Acknowledge that and let’s work through it WITH THE LORD. Let’s work through the hard thing.
I have come to the conclusion that most of us do not like to go through hard things and for many different reasons. I know because I was there many times. I felt as though hard circumstances caused me pain, brought uncomfortability and made me feel like I was suffering with no way out. But the truth is that pain has purpose even though it doesn't feel good, being uncomfortable challenges us and gives us an opportunity to grow in areas where we never thought we could and this feeling of suffering would only be for a season because God would make a way out and bring freedom. Simply because he is good. I know this is so contradictory to what we are told or even used to hearing but I want you to know that I firmly believe:
Pain is good.
Discomfort is good.
Suffering is good.
Acknowledging the hard situations in your life and working through them with the Lord is good.
It’s all about our perspective and how open we are to God bringing healing to the deep and hidden things in our hearts. He will shine his light on the dark and hidden areas of your life. He will expose it simply because he is a GOOD FATHER who desires for his children to have freedom, healing, peace and joy that belongs to them. So I want to ask you a question. “What is” in your life right now? What is the hard situation that you need to acknowledge and work through with the Lord? As it comes to mind, take that to him in prayer this week and I believe he will begin to walk you through a journey of healing and changing your perspective on navigating hard things in our life.
Praying for you always,
- Julie E