Monday, April 13, 2009
What I Learn From My Personal Trials
I am in a "down" season.
It is hard to put my finger on it, but there is a lot of things in my life that are askew right now, things I would rather not put out there for the public. It is a time of some personal disappointments, some questioning, some reflection.
These are times when we lean heavily on our faith.
God led me to John Piper's book "Future Grace" - full of wisdom about relying not on today but on what is coming, and that is what God reminds me through the trials of today. This life is all temporary. A few hundred years and very little will still be here. Even the mountains erode and the continents are moving.
I can find peace in this or fear. I choose peace. Peace that it is God's hand that moves everything for His Will...His Good and Perfect Will.
I may experience tragedy, I may witness catastrophe, I may be swept away in a disaster, but it is really all about Him and every time I get into a "down" season, I am reminded just how much I am not God and He is.
For His Glory,