I had to write my entry early since I will be on a date tomorrow with my hubby. :) So I'm not sure what Laurie @ Women Taking A Stand will write about,but I know you will be blessed by whatever it is!! So be sure to follow the link to her amazing blog!
My study yesterday was about Paul's thorn in the flesh,his trials and struggles. It took me to a verse that God spoke to me early last year in II Corinthians.
7And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. II Corinthians 12:7-10
So today I am thankful for my struggles and trials. For with them, God's power shines through. How ironic is that? We are told today in our society we are the god and we can do it,but without the true God we cannot accomplish anything. We certainly cannot make it through trials and have a positive attitude in the end. It is so hard sometimes,but I have to go back to this scripture and know if I could do it on my own why would I need God? Why would I need salvation? He keeps us humble by allowing some struggles and trials so we do not exalt ourself above Him. I used to beg God to just let things be easy and simple,but after reading these verses and really meditating on them I should thank Him for His power to work through me during the struggles. Oh it takes a lot to say I'm thankful for them,when I am in the midst of them. Mine aren't too bad,but at the time they sure do seem it. Being woke up at 2 in the morning by my precious Aaron who doesn't know what he wants and a Mama not knowing how to get him back to sleep knowing I will be woke up again, is a struggle to me. Is it that bad? No,it could be worse,but God still will give me the strength the next day when I am dog tired taking care of Daniel and Aaron all over again. God doesn't say our struggles have to meet a certain criteria of "hard". He just says that when we are weak,He is strong. So whatever your struggle is today, try to see God in the midst calling to you and wanting to be Your Strength! Be blessed ladies!!