The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Life's Rear View Mirror

Greetings Everybody,
First, I wanna start the conversation off by saying that I believe that God has plans for us that we know not of.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Second, I'd like to add that Not Knowing what my plans are sometimes makes me psychologically "itchy". lol  
My default mental paradigm is that of a strong, educated, vocal woman who enjoys a certain amount of control over her life.  

But that mental paradigm, though fostered by good ole American "Can Do" thinking, is spiritually flawed. 

Have you ever noticed that most of the time, life makes more sense when seen through the rear view mirror?

Do you know why?

I do!

It's because though I THINK I am in control of my destiny, in reality, I am basically like a child on a merry go round who seriously believes she is in control of the horsey.

The Final point of today's message is this:
My God is not a linear God.  
I can not map His steps.
I do not know what He will do or where He will take me.

My God is a 3D God who is over and under and beside and within...and all around His Children.
(Yes, even those of us who are on the merry go round.)

Though invisible, He is at work in my life Today.
Though invisible, He is at work in my life for Tomorrow.

And when I contemplate all of the Yesterdays of my life, I have come to realize that God's presence and guidance are often BEST visible in Life's Rearview Mirror.

In Him,



Christine said...

I like how you put this, looking back through the rear view mirror.
History has it, that when I look back on today, I will see God's footprints. That is so comforting!

Grace said...

Thank you for reading and for taking the time to comment! Your comments are very uplifting to me.

Glad that this little posts brought you comfort.

I firmly believe that when we go through adverity, it uniquely equips us to help others who are enduring similar situations.

That little kernal of ideology helps me through the hard times.

In Him,

Grace said...

Christine sorry I goofed up your name. EEEK!!!