Promises and Process

“Even as we cling to the promises of divine truth, we scrutinize our natural world for answers that require supernatural solutions. Somehow we inherently believe that if we can understand the motivation and contextualization of our crisis, then we can contain it, reduce it, and eliminate it.” (Author Unknown)
It’s encouraging to know that this is a normal, not sinful, lacking faith response. DSC_0020 (2)
Whether we suffer due to our own choices or because of life’s tragedies, God is in it, using it to draw us closer to Him and build our character. He wants to comfort us.
I can rest there and allow the grief,
the pruning,
the process.
“For we are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
II Corinthians 4:8-9
Where are you in grief or in process? What has God promised?

2 thoughts on “Promises and Process

  1. For me it seems my willingness to be in process directly affects the duration and the transformation only to realize it leads to another season of more transformation. Honestly, this is good news because I am frequently not content with who I currently am, that is I yearn for the stretching of my capacity and growth. Willingness is the kicker, and choosing to enjoy the challenges while in process is for some reason my natural bend. I am thankful for who I am and where I am, my own skin as it were, but it doesn’t mean I want to dig in and stop. This is a waypoint, pitch my tent and then carry on to the next waypoint as I pursue the beautiful presence of the Father – hopefully purifying my heart along the way.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing. I absolutely agree with you about the transformation process. I love that God takes us from glory to glory. We can just be along for the ride if we sit back and trust him, even if at times we try to figure out the map. In his presence is where it all happens!

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