Lately, my life has undergone some major changes.
My heart, my job, our family.
All good changes. Changes that were preceded by pain and effort. Heartbreak and sadness. The fear of the unknown.
Changes that involved not just myself. Standing on and watching people I love – in immense pain. Suffering through trials that were no fault of their own.
Changes are sometimes fluid and easy. Other times they involve effort, struggle and inevitable heart break.
This increases the value when you see fruit, or realise where you are now and just how far you have come.
This breathes such gratitude into my heart.
Like child birth, great pain births a beautiful new life.
At the end of something which involves a huge effort comes the gift. Not always, I know – but in this case, at this time. There is blessing.
Sometimes the blessing is not even for ourselves . It could be that the very effort … the blood, sweat and tears that you put your time, treasure and talent into – is to grow, challenge or encourage someone else.
I love the times when a light bulb goes on over my head and I can see that something seemingly painful had a purpose. Like aaahahh – that’s the reason I have lived through A, B or C …
Stepping out and trusting God in the unknown, is at times – very scary.
Especially when you don’t have any idea of the purpose or the result.
All I can offer is my previous experience.
My realisation so far this year is – that ‘God’s got this’.
That is a H U G E lightbulb moment for me.
God – Has – GOT – THIS !
He truly has. He can be trusted. His word promises that. My experience shows me that – this is true.
And from His word He confirms it …
Deuteronomy 1:29 MSG
‘I tried to relieve your fears: “Don’t be terrified of them. GOD, your God, is leading the way; he’s fighting for you. You saw with your own eyes what he did for you in Egypt; you saw what he did in the wilderness, how GOD, your God, carried you as a father carries his child, carried you the whole way until you arrived here.’
You can trust God too. It may take only baby steps, but that’s all you need.