Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"It Is Well"

(by Aaron Keyes) It Is Well - Because



I think I have been pretty open with y'all throughout my journey, as I've shared my ups and my downs. I feel like I've shared many more downs than ups though, so I hope you'll rejoice with me as I share a little victory with y'all today...

Not too long ago, I told y'all that I feel like I'm going through the fire. And if I can be completely honest, I'm still in it. But right now I am actually at a place of rest inside it. I can't even explain it, but I really am.

Don't get me wrong, I still hurt.

And I am not happy with my situation.

At all.

But I am at rest right now. And I can rejoice, having finally come to the place where I am truly grateful for my trials. I have a long way to go, and I am still in the midst of them. But I am beginning to see some of the beautiful that He is making out of them. They have led me to a better understanding of Him, and I am at peace as I trust in Him. He has shown me such beautiful truths in His Word, and I am learning to surrender to His sovereignty and His purpose. I am really seeing that I can place my hope in Him, as I am reminded of His goodness and faithfulness.

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." (James 1:2-4, ESV)

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?...No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom 8:35,37-39, NLT)

I hope all is well with you today. If not, please let me know how I can be praying for you! ♥

Amy

3 comments:

Amanda said...

A good reminder. Thanks Amy! :)

Brooke said...

as i've said to you - i love it when i have that "duh - so this is what its all about" moment. makes it so much easier to walk through the fire when you see Who you're walking to!

Lisa said...

Amy, I don't know what your downs have been but I'm so happy your up now. I have had a lot of downs myself lately. My husband has been sick with Congestive Heart Failure He just had a pacemaker put in last week. AND WE ARE YOUNG! When I get over whelmed I say to myself "Jesus I trust in you." over and over again until I feel calm. It works! I love your last sentence in this post! It made me think WOW! I love this woman. :)


Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog. I'm so sorry your friend lost her mother to Lung Cancer ~ It is devastating!

xoxo, Lisa