Almost exactly two years ago, I published my first blog post titled “Finding Peace in Every Situation” after attending a winter conference in OKC that completely changed my relationship with Christ. There, I learned that I was broken and in need of a Savior. Little did I know that while attending that conference, God was preparing me and my heart for what was going to be a hard season of transitions.
“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule–
You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the one most dear to you–
You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are–no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought–
You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat–
You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-ful,’ you find yourselves cared for–
You’re blessed when you get your inside world – your mind and heart- put right. Then you can see God in the outside world–
You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family–
You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s Kingdom.”
In the midst of worldly heartache and confusion, it is so comforting to know that God considers us blessed when we’re broken, lonely, hungry, etc. He says only then can you be embraced by the one most dear to you.
Praying that 2016 will be a year that we can all truly experience God’s goodness and that we could all cling to the truth that His grace is sufficient–sufficient meaning enough and adequate for us.