Blisters, we have all had them at one time or another. A few days ago I got one dead center on my palm. I am the type of person that if their leg was falling off I would still keep going but this little bubble filled with serum on the palm of my hand almost brought me to a halt when it broke open.
How funny that something so little cased by friction can cause so much discomfort. Every dish I washed or any little thing I did brought attention to my palm, I got to thinking how this blister was nothing compared to what happened to Jesus all the pain He endured because of me. So much pain, I cant even rap my head around it!
Jesus would not have done it if we are not so loved and special.
We are so loved so valued!! Just think of that!
We forget and buy into thinking we are less and not loved so then we except a less than wonderful life and beat our selves up thinking its ok. God who sent His son would not have died for the fun of it he did it because we have value!
Next time you forget that you are special just remember, you are valued you are loved beyond all measure.
I think we can all relate to irritating people or circumstances. Maybe times in your life when things are so hard you just don’t know how you will breath your next breath with out pain and you just don’t want one more person saying all things work out.
I have been there and at times I still am. No one likes hurt and discomfort but I was thinking of pearls whether you find them pretty or not no one can argue on how they come about. Pearls are formed when a piece of sand become trapped in the oyster shell. The oyster protecting its self against this by secreting a liquid surrounding the grit until it becomes something so valuable that people pay quite a lot for this pearl.
I do not wish to discount people going through pain but to help you see that the trials and pain of today are the pearls of tomorrow.
Isaiah 61:3 Give unto them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…..
So the next time that person rubs you wrong how about thinkg of them as they are helping make your life full of pearls.
Psalm 30: 9-12 ” What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, Lord and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help. You have turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing you praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”
I start my first blog with this passage because I am proclaiming Gods Faithfulness
We have all seen or heard of the flying trapeze, the performer jumps from a platform with the trapeze swinging back and forth allowing gravity to work in their favor but if they don’t take that next step in faith to complete this beautiful dance they will just swing back and forth not getting any place and eventually gravity wont be in their favor.
Life is like this, we must move through our fear and have faith in order to take the next step that will lead our life to the next platform. I know that with God’s mercy and faithfulness I can move through the scary places so I can move on to the better things God has for me. I need Him to complete my dance, if I step out in faith I know my wailing will turn to joy and I can live life in true joy. I can just be me and what a free wonderful feeling it is!