Last night I watched a youtube video of Nick Vujicic giving his testimony. For those who are not familiar with Nick, he was born without arms or legs. His story is awesome. It just drilled into my heart once again, how God can take the most difficult circumstances and make them into something absolutely wonderful for His Kingdom. Every single person born has a purpose or destiny in His Kingdom. It just blesses me that what man sees as tragedy, God often uses as an opportunity!
There is NO circumstance we may face that is too difficult for God to use in our lives. In fact, often it is the most difficult circumstances that bring about the most fruit, in our own personal spiritual growth and in our ability to share the love of Christ with others. I am just so thankful that I serve a loving, kind God that is always looking out for our best LONG term interest. He knows what we need to grow us up. He knows how best to prune us in order that we will produce more spiritual fruit.
If you happen to be going through a very difficult trial or time in your life and are feeling overwhelmed, run back to Jesus. Ask Him to give you the peace that only He can give. Put your trust in the ONE who is trustworthy. Ask Him to use your circumstance to grow in you a deeper faith and love for Him. Ask Him to use your circumstance to further His Kingdom, to be a blessings to others, to demonstrate the reality of your walk as a Christian.
Too often we want to run from our difficult circumstances when really we need to allow God to use them to fulfill His perfect long term purpose in our lives. Whatever it is you are currently going through, surrender it to the lover of your soul. He can give you a crown of beauty for the ashes in your life and the oil of joy to replace your mourning, as you surrender your circumstance to Him.
I have had my own share of tragedies and have seen how the Lord has taken those tragedies and eventually used them to encourage and comfort others and to strengthen my trust and faith in Him. I know that despite the circumstance, He will never fail me and He will never fail you!
Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.