Although I have immense gratitude for answered prayers, breakthroughs, and miraculous provisions the Lord has recently brought to pass, there is one area which has been a source of pain for quite some time. I’ve been in a period of waiting on the Lord, often thinking the wait is almost over, and then finding out it isn’t. I’m called to remain in the refining fire, trusting He will bring good, but in the moment, feeling the pain that fire brings.
I feel I’ve reached my ultimate breaking point time and time again, only for God to carry me through and make me stronger. It’s like a muscle strengthened by resistance, by lifting what feels like too much. I’ve been stripped of my own strength and He has been carrying me for quite some time. It’s the only reason I can keep pressing on, with joy and peace. I want His glory to come from what He can bring to pass, but for now, His glory comes through the fact that I’m still standing. His glory shines through my broken cracks. His glory comes from my brokenness, my refinement, and my continued trust in Him.
Psalm 37:3: “Trust in the Lord and do good…” The first part of this verse speaks of trusting in the LORD. My faith and trust have to be in HIM and not outcomes, not what He can do for me. My trust is in His sovereignty. He knows my path. He knows what is best. And He knows what I need to become to be used by Him. Sometimes this means refinement. Hard times draw us closer to Him. When I think about the sweetest moments with God over my lifetime, I’ve usually been in the midst of hard times. I had to trust Him when I could not see, and this drew me closer. He was with me. Looking back, I can catch a glimpse of the good He brought out of those situations. But, in the moment, all I had was faith and trust.
“…and do good..” What do you do while you trust? “Do good.” The best thing for me to do when I’m upset about something in my own life is to pour into other people. This brings refreshment and perspective that requires stepping out of my own head, out of my own circumstances. I am reminded it isn’t about me. God brings good out of my circumstances so I can help others. I don’t have to wait for my own miracles, for my own breakthroughs. God can use us right where we are.Follow me on social media: