Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Great Thing About Suffering for Christ.

I am no martyr. It would be wrong of me to even think that...because nothing in my life is a fraction as difficult as what fellow Christians suffer and sacrifice for Christ.

But I am familiar with trials. God has called me to a walk of submission to Him, and even down to the small tasks that He asks of me that no one sees, I will most likely struggle. I have never been good at sacrifice or giving until it hurt me, and maybe I never will be. But I can think of at least one good thing that comes of dying to your flesh and walking outside of your comfort zone. It will bring you closer to the Father.

I am by no means wise or of a scholarly mind, but the one thing that I have learned in life is that through trial and adversity your faith will increase. It will grow tremendously, and you will be ever thankful for the hard times that God has taken you through. You will look back and say, "Thank you, Daddy. You are so good to me."

The monthes of November and December were especially tough for me. Personal issues racked me to the core, and sins that I committed in the past came back to haunt me, reminding me of my fragile frame. But my God was there. Through it all, sins and victories, He was there. Showing Himself ever faithful to my unfaithful being, and showing me that He will be triumphant in the end.

All I can think to say in times of hardship and discomfort are these four words: I love you God.

Maybe this will help you, and maybe you won't see any point in it at all, but I hope that in your times of adversity and anguish you will be able to see a shining Light at the end of the dark tunnel.


All my love,

Laura Lee


For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Psalm 103: 11-14

1 comment:

Crista "Moriah" said...

Laura,

I *love* your blog! I'm a new follower. :)

Your about me is great and a blessing in itself...we seem so similar in many ways. It's always neat to find other blogging friends who are likeminded. :)
Please feel free to visit my blog at:
uniquelyfashionedforhisglory.
blogspot.com

Many Blessings in Christ,
Moriah

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