Friday, September 14, 2012

I read this the other day and....

it brought me back to something that happened in January. Between me and the Lord. I was doubting, mostly in tiredness, in a weak and "full of me" moment. I cried out in anger. The Lord continues to gently use that time for my own growth in Him. It is from the Jesus Lives devotional by Sarah Young (my current fav). I shortened it.
I am able to sympathize with your weaknesses, for I have been tempted in every way. Not only do I understand you perfectly with all your weakness, but I have infinite resources because I am both Man and God....If you ever doubt My Love for you, just look at all that I suffered so that I could spend eternity with you!
When you are going through painful trials, it is tempting to blame Me because you know I have unlimited Power to intervene.  However, I refrained from using that Power to save Myself from brutal torture and execution. Whenever I allow you to suffer, try to see it as My vote of self-confidence in you....Call upon Me when you are in the midst of trials, and I will be ever so near you-entering into your suffering.
Remember that I allow you to share in My sufferings in order that you may also share in My Glory.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of god and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Romans 8:17

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