Monday, June 27, 2011

silver lining.

Embrace your trials and hardships.
No, I'm not kidding.

"Jesus warned us that we would have problems in the world.
No one is immune to pain or insulated from suffering,
and no one gets through life problem free.
Life is a series of problems.
Every time you solve one, another is waiting to take it's place.
Not all of them are big, but all are significant in God's growth process for you."
-Rick Warren

God uses problems to draw us closer to Him.
The darkest times of my life are when I feel Him the most.
Suffering brings you to the feet of Jesus, and there is no greater place to be!
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit"   Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
Look for the good in every situation, and remember...
God knows what He is doing!!! 
And, believe it or not, He will never give you more than you can handle.

"...we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that 
suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character;
and character, hope.
And hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out his love into our hearts."
Romans 5:4-5 (NIV)

Things don't always go as we plan them to.
In fact, they almost never do.
We can't see the big picture, only God can.
Draw close to Him in times of trouble.
Remember His promises, they never fail!!!

"What if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
What if trials of this life, are Your mercies in disguise?"

Let's talk about how amazing my God is <3

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