Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rainy day thoughts


I noticed recently how frequently I hear complaints coming from my own mouth and the mouths of others. We are so quick to voice our grievances, so effortlessly we grumble at the way things are. This is an every-day observance I've slipped into… 

Not to say that complaining about life's frustrations is terrible. We're humans, it's normal. But when it becomes excessive, the effects are less than advantageous.

I realized this, and then I came back to this truth: 
Life isn't easy and it was never promised to be. 

The idyllic "perfect life" does not exist for anyone. We all have issues, we all face difficulties, we all have challenges to overcome. But that is where beauty has the chance to come in. Through our suffering, amidst the struggles we come across, we have an amazing opportunity. An opportunity to see and feel the grace that God has covered us in. An opportunity for redemption from a loving Savior. An opportunity to love others fully and unconditionally. An opportunity to honor God with the lives he has granted us to live.

"though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed."
-- 1 Peter 1:6-7


God made us unique and individual from one another. We were all created with intended purpose. Let's embrace the life we've been given.


JS

2 comments:

  1. love this post, it's so true. we forget that we here on earth really aren't sacrificing anything, which in turn means our lives are pretty amazing and a gift, compared to the One who gave it all. :) thanks for sharing sweet girl!

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