It troubles me, how to begin this post.
How can I give something I don’t have? How could I share a lesson I have not yet fully learned?
How does one learn the value of finding the blessing in everything?
In our lives, there comes a time when we find ourselves in the wilderness. This is when we constantly search for answers, hoping to finding the road map to teach us which way to go next. Oftentimes we travel, hoping that time away from the city would clear our thoughts. We try to unplug and disconnect from social media, expecting that distance from our outside noise would enable us to focus better. We think we finally have what we’ve wanted – TIME: Time to rediscover ourselves, time to do what we love and time to think things through.
Sometimes this is enough to find our way back.
But sometimes it’s not.
No matter what you do, no matter how much time you have in your hands, things still don’t seem to make sense. It’s never a pleasant experience – because it isn’t meant to be one. It means it’s time to learn a new lesson; one we could not learn on our own.
For a couple of weeks now, the Lord has been teaching me this valuable lesson:
When you find yourself in the wilderness, when God is silent, when nothing you do seems to help you get back on track…
When life is as dry and hopeless as the desert, learn to rejoice even for a single drop of rain.
In the midst of crossroads and confusion, learn to be thankful when there is nowhere to go but down on your knees in prayer.
Everyone around you may have left your side, but don’t forget to look up because you are never truly, completely, alone.
Trials and temptations that meet you along the way may be difficult to overcome, but know that it is never impossible.
Closed doors and missed opportunities are certainly not dead ends, rather see them as blessings in disguise.
Your mind may be filled with doubts and fears, learn to find rest in the Lord, when did He not guide you through?
Stay strong as you journey through the wilderness.
Be an optimist. Learn to find the blessing in everything.
“Cast all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
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