Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lets ride the waves

Another waiting mom sent me this. I really helped me get through last week. I wanted to share it with you. "Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them... The things we try to avoid and fight against - tribulation, suffering, and persecution - are the very things that produce abundant joy in us. "We are more than conquerors through Him" "in all these things"; not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. A saint doesn't know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it. Paul said "I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation" (2 Cor 7:4) The undiminished radiance, which is the result of abundant joy, is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can change. And the experiences of life, whether they are everyday events or terrifying ones, are powerless to "separate us form the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom 8:39) ~ Oswald Chambers "My Utmost for His Highest" March 7

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that was such an encouragement to you! God blows me away - that he would choose this passage at this time written by someone who is long passed away, recounted by someone you don't even know, half a world away...to encourage you. He is so amazing in His love :)