“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.”
James 1:2-4, 12 MSG
Have you ever noticed that God has already given you all the tools you need to replace any hurt you feel with a blessing? Even if the blessings are not huge enough to fill the whole void, there is enough to take the edge off. The key to the success of blessing is that it acknowledges everyone from the one who hurts to the one who is hurting. In the process of allowing Your Creator a blessing-space to open, it seems you and I are forced to suspend the hurt long enough to let something else in. Think about it … “something” eventually breaks through with the ability to know the big picture and make sense of the seemingly senseless things that are happening. Beyond what can only be seen with our eyes, our heart changes how we feel about our experience. That’s the way of the God of the Universe working in you. Hurt becomes wisdom. And, this is the place healing begins.
Know the hurt gives place for your Father’s healing.
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