Life hangs in a balance where nothing lasts forever. And what you feed your soul is exactly what’s going to reflect in your life.
So one tries to do good, tries to be patient, tries to forgive, tries to be kind…
Speaking to a friend in pain, you help her realise why life is beautiful despite the ugly circumstances. She ends the conversation with, “God is answering my questions through you.”
You speak to another friend and you confess that you want to be a preacher. The same friend who might be one of the Top 5 in the list of people who have hurt you the most. You friend offers nothing but pure encouragement in return and you smile in disbelief. Your prayers of having “Jesus live with him” are working.
It’s a beautiful feeling to spread Jesus-love and also to be at the receiving end.
While the heart soars for the good God has let you become a witness to, like an intrusive stranger comes unpleasant situations over which you have no control.
You want to get home early, but you can’t because there’s no one to drop you. You take 30 minutes to get home when it should only take 10. You pay more than what’s required. In the end, you are irritated. All the more because despite the songs you sing to Jesus every day, something this trivial STILL has the capacity to throw you off balance.
Later on, you are greeted by a dear person not with “Hello. How has your day been?”, but “Why are you wearing a bed sheet?” You feel the anger being fanned. “Bed sheets are for beds,” you spit it out. You don’t even look at the person and walk away. Someone else tries to justify that the comment was made in jest not meant to hurt. Sorry, too late, the damage is done.
Despite our wealth, stature, abilities and talents… aren’t we all damaged good by the end of the day? So easily broken that the only remedy to become whole is to run back to the One who made us.
“Give me your supernatural grace, because on my own, I don’t stand a chance.”
You’ll be put in situations where you don’t want to be and wronged when you have done no wrong… but isn’t that our mission field right then and there? We who are “called out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9), to be a light for others.
After sometime, the “bed sheet” person comes to you and hands you some money. “Just found them, thought will share with you.” More than enough money that you earlier spent on your “30 minute travel”.
No matter how’s much you’ve gone through in life, no matter how many tears you’ve shed, He comforts you with much more than what you have lost.
While you keep the money aside, you are quiet because you are taking in the love that just came to your rescue. The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
He will quiet you with his love. You just need to run to him, no matter how broken and bruised you are. Run to the Maker to make you whole again.