Monday, October 15, 2012
Sometimes in the midst of pain and tears we ask ourselves the question why? Why now? Why us? Why them? Why? Why? Why? God may not answer those question the way we want them to be answered we may not see that light at the end of the tunnel as anything more then a train. God doesn't promise us a pain free, easy ride life. No, he actually tells us it won't be easy, the road is long, less traveled but we aren't going alone. WE AREN'T GOING ALONE! He promises to NEVER leave us nor forsake us!! He will walk that road with us. The road less traveled is suddenly filled with you not walking alone, suddenly you're seeing that even through this pain,in this pit, HE WILL bring you through. When tomorrow seems like you'll never make it, when the pain seems like it's going to swallow you whole and there is no way out. He shines the light on us, He makes it possible to find the way out. We can ask why, we just can't live in the land of why. We can't hold on to the what if's or how come. We will not only drive ourselves crazy but it will change our world and not for the better. We forget in the clouds of pain that there is HOPE, HE provides us with that hope. We're not trapped in the hurt forever, yes we walk with it for a season but even that He uses. He is the reason we have hope that tomorrow will be brighter, that we will be able to take on the day, to breath a bit lighter. He is the reason. He heals all wounds, He brings together the things that were once broken, He makes senseless out of things we thought were senseless. He brings HOPE when we thought there wasn't any. Hold on to it, even when it seems impossible and you would rather close away the world for the day and cry. Hold on to HOPE. Hold on to the ONE that can restore it all. Life may not be the way we wanted, He won't rewind time either but despite the past we have HOPE. We have Christ who died on the cross for our sins and rose again just to prove to us that death is not the end, that there is hope! That we have eternity with Him, He washed away our sins on that cross, why should we lose heart and give up when our future is set. When He walks those unknown roads with us, hold onto hope and never let it go! Trust that the Lord will finish that good work in you. Hurt and the healer He will make it new, He will make beauty from ashes, He will give us a new beginning.