Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beauty from ashes #musings

“Our life is full of brokenness—broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God’s faithful presence in our lives?”

You can make all things beautiful again. 

Tragedy may happen, but it certainly does not mean God made it happen. So often we are quick to raise at our fists at God when bad things happen to good people but I've come to understand that while God does not bring the tragedies to us, He loves us enough to help us grow and move on from it when disaster strikes.

He can just leave us there in the trainwreck.. He can just leave us alone in our hurt until we 'get over it'.

But no. He is there even in the confusion and anger and bitterness. He is there even when things don't make sense. He is there with you at your darkest moment. And guess what, He loves you even at your worst. He loves you so much that He will help you stand on your feet again and fight the battle with you until you get that victory.

Oh how He loves!

"The beautiful reality is God is present in heartbreak, and He heals our hearts in a way that makes us more than we would have been without the brokenness."