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I have cried every single day for almost 6 months. I can’t believe what my life has become- constant sorrow. I keep waiting on deliverance and restoration. I need God to move right now.
A few years ago I remember feeling uncomfortable about the fact that I did not react the way I normally would have…I completely forgot what the situation was about, but I felt not myself and at the same time I was fine and glad that I wasn’t as sensitive as I could’ve been about it. It’s interesting that I totally don’t even remember what it was about but I cannot forget the feeling. I was forcing myself to cry just to ensure that I did show some concern about it. Eventually I did cry only because it felt so uncomfortable.
That time when He was changing how I felt about certain things was the beginning of a new chapter. You will reach a point where the sorrow disappears and you’ll be so surprised that you may even begin to expect something bad to happen where you’re reaction is to cry in pain/suffering. And you may even question yourself that you don’t have feelings if you don’t end up crying.
Pain is a kindly, hopeful thing, a certain proof of life, a clear assurance that all is not yet over, that there is still a chance. But if your heart has no pain — well, that may betoken health, as you suppose: but are you certain that it does not mean that your soul is dead? – A.J. Gossip
When you do rise from this rut and things get happy and bright for you again, especially if nothing bad will ever seem to happen again, if you’ve been trained correctly, you will miss those times when the LORD felt so close to you because you trusted Him in your darkest hours. The lesson is to learn to love your struggles because it’s in those times you will know what to do/say when others around you are suffering. You are being refined to bless others because it’s in helping others you will be helped (Prov. 11:25). I absolutely believe that God works in mysterious and wonderful ways, and He teaches us to be a blessing in times when we feel we are not blessed in life. When we finally apply our lessons and we sense a glimpse of God’s hand on things, it’s only then we are motivated to be grateful for what we have despite what we have.
If you sense the LORD is genuinely pleased that you have been trained by perseverance, He will bless you with a new outlook. This new outlook will be your strength because it will serve as a reminder that no matter what, God was and is still your guide. There will be no complaint whatsoever within that outlook.
I had to adjust to this shift by trusting the LORD just as I had trusted Him before when I dealt with sorrow.
God is moving right now, but are you present? What steps are you taking to meet Him halfway? Waiting on the LORD doesn’t only mean praying and staying put, it means meeting Him halfway in all things you do. The better you get at it, the quicker He’ll transform your mind/your outlook. Please identify yourself in Christ’s sufferings. Remember His suffering on the Cross, when He died your sins and sorrows died with Him, so if you’ll reaccept Christ as your Savior right now, as you also remember His passing away, let your old self die at the Cross with Him and be resurrected to be one with the Father, just as He became one with Him. Your connection in this oneness is your peace and joy. I am praying for you!
1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”
1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)