You are a “Masterpiece in Progress”

 

Many of us struggle with our faith because we have been devastated by life.  Life has not simply disappointed us or hurt us. In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote; “When sorrows come – they come not in single spies – but in battalions.”  Maybe this has been your experience too and you have the battle scars to prove it.

What seems to the wounded to continue to hurt more than memories, are despair and utter despondency, that are literally felt from the battle and open wounds.  The lurks like a stalker in the shadows of their daily tasks, following them to where ever they go, never leaving their side.

When they went to the grocery store, it was there.  When they eat dinner it is there.
When they tuck their children into bed at night it waited in the hallway.  This is all they have known wounded by tragedy or loss.  They forgot what is was like before darkness kicked the door down and moved in.  Despair has become the wounded soldiers norm!

Disappointment and brokenness, and devastation can cause any of us to cause us to doubt the presence of God, or the goodness of God and His plan for our lives.  But there is hope.

No matter what you are going through…
No matter how distant God feels…
No matter how confused, or numb, or cynical, or enraged you are…
No matter how much you feel like giving up…
No matter how much you feel like the ground beneath your feet is being swept away and everything you have known to be true is failing you…
No matter…

In spite of all this, I promise you can count on one thing; when the last grain of sand is finally gone, you are going to discover you are standing on a Rock.

You are a MASTERPIECE in PROGRESS.  God is doing this, you are not. When bad things happen, tragic things, and diverse troubles we are quick to ask, Why did God let this happen?  Maybe the Question we should be asking is, “What is God doing through this difficult circumstance(s)?”
(Quoting from Brian Jones, Second Guessing God…..)

 

~ Gail Manizak



Gail ManizakGail Manizak
of The Power and Presence Ministry, is all about encouraging the Body of Christ as a Ministry of Intercession and contending for our communities, as a House of Prayer.

 

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