“You feel sad because you think you’ve lost something. But actually you should be happy because you’ve been saved from it.” -unknown
“Sometimes He saves us from people, sometimes things. Sometimes God snatches us up and out of the way of harm. Sometimes He rescues us from circumstances.
But I know sometimes it feels like He doesn’t. The Bible tells us we will have trials. But I believe that whenever I must endure something difficult or uncomfortable, that somehow that season is saving me, too, in some way that I cannot comprehend in this flesh.
Perhaps the hard times save me heartache because I learn from them. They teach me to trust God, to let go. They remind me I’m strong, fierce, brave. So I will always believe that God has a beautiful, bigger picture. And I will cling to the knowledge that His best will always find me eventually.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help me to remember that anything that makes its way to me, must first pass through Your hands. Help me yield to your plan, your guidance, your discipline, your direction. Thank you for your love and grace.
In Jesus name,
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.