Jan 3, 2013
Nothing is wasted in this life...the struggles, tears, victories, defeats, joys, valleys and mountain tops are all a part of the process. Everything is used for our good, and HIS Glory. God is always painting beautiful masterpieces within any given circumstance and situation....but often times He HAS to use incredibly dark colors for the masterpiece to be complete.
As I sit here and write songs tonight, I am reminded of all the various life circumstances (The good and bad alike) that the Lord has allowed me to walk through, and i realized something...looking BACK at the struggle or looking BACK at the victory, it all plays a part in the here and NOW...The Lord uses all of lifes happenings to usher us closer and closer to Himself. its a part of the sanctification process. The old self is daily dying off (if we let it)...yes, sometimes our valleys seem to big or deep to bear and we dont always keep sight of the big picture....guess what, THATS OKAY, YOU'RE HUMAN!!! :) However, if you're reading this and you're a child of God, we know a few things to be true...1.) We know the Lord is always redeeming everything. nothing takes Him by surprise, or happens without passing through HIS hands first. 2.) We know He WINS in the end.
In this world we will have all sorts of trouble, but TAKE HEART...He has overcome this world already! Rejoice in tribulation and struggle. Have a freakin party in the valley (but only after you sob, pout, cry, and whine for a bit), because we know that our God is in complete control.
I love watching Bob Ross paint on tv! hahaha...He was such a character but a brilliant artist...but sometimes His paintings started out awkward and reeeeally bad...then slowly things started to take shape, but then he would throw some nasty off color in there and I'd be confused all over again!...then he would start forming this amazing mountain range in the distance, and i realize that greenish mossy color was the grass all along...and that black, gray and blue space represented the depths of the river at the base of the mountain..........paintings take time. We arent gonna see our final painting till glory...but trust Him when He says "He who began a good work in YOU, will be faithful to comlete it..."