March 4, 2018 Karla’s Blog
Today’s devotional is teaching us that any pain or suffering we endure while on this earth, it but a way to shape and tune us to God’s perfect vision of what we can be. Only He, knows all that is our future. He knows every time that someone who is enduring something similar, what a relief it will be, to hear from someone who has made it to the other side. Seeing you past it, and enduring, proves that God will help them, and they will be ok when it is done. Every person going through a very rough time reaches out to those they know to see who has endured something similar, for wisdom and perspective. Your history can be of great assistance to many, if you put yourself in a position to share and encourage others. You have to choose to let your painful events, be an example of God’s love and compassion in the world we are living in today. We have many wonderful examples of those who suffered, endured, and came out on the other side as victorious, in the Word. It is a written history of what God has and can still do. The people in the bible were men and women just like us. They fought off temptations just like we do. There are examples of every status in life. The widow with only two pence that she gave to Christ. The rich and powerful men who could choose to follow God, instead of their money. Those with leprosy who were cast out from the regular people, and left to beg. The Sheppard out tending sheep who was chosen to be the next King. Those who were sold into slavery, with no way to defend their honor when accused of a crime. The prodical son who wanted his inheritance now, but blew it all and ended up with nothing. Every event that you can encounter today, there is written testimony in the Word. God has provided us proof that He has never forsaken us. I saw a picture once that said if you have been inflicted in some way, it is because God chose you over others, because He knew you would endure and still bring praise to Him. There are days here on earth while I am suffering in dire pain, that I wish He hadn’t chosen me. But tell me, what greater honor is it, than to be chosen by God. He knows what you can endure and you will never be given more than you can endure. Praise Him for that, thank your God for never letting it get to be more than you can handle. Smile because you were chosen among many.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me, please enjoy this devotional from Streams in the Desert.

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