8.10.2015

Embrace Your Struggles


I’m pretty sure we’ve all had those moments when we're just like ‘Okay, God, why is this so difficult for me?  Why does that person have it so much better/easier than I do?  Why me?

The beauty with struggles though (hard to think about that right now, huh?) is that through it we learn lessons and we reap blessings.  What sorts of blessings?, you may ask.  Well, in Romans 5 it says this:

‘And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.’

We hope in our sufferings because we will reap blessings in the lessons that we learn through them.

Everyone’s story is different.  Each of us will be blessed with things that others won’t be blessed with.  Some will learn lessons that God won’t teach others in the same way.  But at the same time, we are all loved equally and are all ending up in the same place.  In God’s presence.  I don’t know about you but I really don’t care exactly how I end up there.  Just that I do.

I have been learning a lot lately about struggles.  And just writing this post has made me realize how thankful I need to be for them because they have - and will continue to - allow me to learn and be blessed in the way God intends for me to learn and be blessed.

Embrace your struggles.  

Persevere through them and build your character.  

Grow in God’s love and grace through His Holy Spirit in you.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Raquel, I need this today.

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  2. I have been learning about struggles this year, as well, and God has been faithful to me through it all!

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