Sunday, October 9, 2011

Epiphany


I am at this very moment, strangely wide awake and so very thankful.
I had a little epiphany this evening.
I have often puzzled over His methods of teaching me. And where I put "puzzled" you are very welcome to read "struggled" or even "chafed."
But I had one clear moment where I looked back into my past and I saw...
Beauty.
Nothing but beauty.
He has withheld no good thing from me.
Never.
Not one time in all my life has He allowed something to be taken away without giving me more in return.
Not one time in all my life has He ever allowed a trial without bringing more beauty out of it.
"The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" has always held true for me. (Rom 8:18)
Always.
You might be thinking "Of course."
And actually I am myself thinking, "Of course."
And yet I was going to doubt Him just this evening-- I felt that doubt threatening to grow inside me.
Just as I have doubted Him so often lately. Whenever a trial comes, I go straight to complaining with my whys and my hows and my whens.
So that clear moment was a gift. A gift to fight off the doubts. A gift to grow the seed of thankfulness inside of me.
He has withheld no good thing from me.
Praise be to to the Lord!
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7 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to have such moments of clarity.

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  2. Love you sweet friend. It's all about perspective. Indeed it seems like he withholds at times, but he is still holding you, giving more than what we can see. Praying for you today! Rest, peace and immeasurable joy!

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  3. Very inspirational post! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following. Have a blessed day!

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  4. This is so beautiful to me in so many ways!

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  5. How incredibly lovely. Aren't those God-sent moments of clarity beautiful?
    So perfectly worded.

    Thank you for making my Monday...and for linking up!

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  6. Love it when God makes things so clear! New follower from A Season for All Things. I look forward to reading more of your posts. ~ Ellen

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