Sep 30, 2011

Behind the Fence of Trouble

"We should never know the music of the harp if the strings were left untouched.  We should never enjoy the juice of the grape if it were never trodden in the wine press.  We should never discover the sweet perfume of cinnamon if it were not pressed and beaten.  And we should never know the warmth of fire if the coals were not utterly consumed. 

The excellence of the Christian is brought out by the fire of trouble."
Charles H. Spurgeon

I find myself in a time of trouble.  My heart feels rather heavy from the load that I am carrying.  I have lifted it to him, this parenting stuff, but still the daily tasks remain on me to carry.  I find myself feeling separated out, with friends and church not the support I had thought.  As if God is removing things so that I can lean on Him alone.

  Some days we can only see where we stand, God does not allow us to see into the next month or the final outcome.  I continue to press in, to fight the good fight of faith.  Perhaps in this time of trouble God is growing me from faith to faith and from glory to glory.

Certainly my soul (my mind, will and emotions) are being transformed.  Though trouble and the times it brings are not fun, they are times of learning in my walk with Christ.  Praying for wisdom and strength as I walk this part of the path alone with Him.


Shanniel Shakespeare said...

:) Keep on pressing forward hun...allow God to lead like never before. I admire your faith...

Isabel said...

So sorry, Kimmie, that things are so hard at the moment. I can only begin to imagine...
May you find HIM - his strength, grace, unconditional love and wisdom - one day at a time.
Be encouraged, be blessed! You are a wonderful person, friend, woman, wife and mother - as well as LOVER of JESUS!

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