Painful Blessings? [by Cyndi Lu Moon--Repost]
Today I’d like to share a blog post by Cyndi Lu Moon from The Good News. I read this while on my blogging hiatus and it made such an impact on me right there in those circumstances that I knew I had to share it with you. Please take the time to visit and explore Cyndi Lu’s site.
Have you walked away from God’s blessing? Of course, we say, “No way, why would we do something like that?” At some point in our lives, our human selves rebel and let God know that we don’t like how he’s handled our trial. What if God is blessing you in the trial and spiritually preparing you for something greater?
Sometimes, I want to run away from my blessing, because it’s disguised as a trial.
The word blessing in itself, sounds peaceful and loving, and many times is associated with love and joy. In truth, blessings don’t always feel good. God has blessed me many times, and let me tell you, some of them hurt.
We are all blessed one way or another and it comes in different shapes and sizes. I hear from different people how they feel blessed to have running water, or how blessed they are with many friends.
Our blessings are unique to our lives. Yes, friends and running water are definite blessings, but have you ever thought about the painful blessings? BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE?
This is a loaded blessing that can sometimes sting, and leave you licking your wounds for days, or sometimes weeks, or longer. Ask God to reveal to you a past blessing in disguise. It could be that your significant other ended your relationship and broke your heart, only for you to find your true love, one year later. It could be that your spouse lost their job, only to be offered a better one.
Blessings don’t always feel good in the beginning, but keep faith, God will reveal to you his plans and reasons at a later day.
WE COULD ALL USE A DOSE OF HOPE!
What hard time in your life, actually ended up being a blessing in disguise?
Thank you, Cyndi Lu, for allowing me to share this with my readers!
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Posted on August 8, 2013, in blessing, hope, trials and tagged blessing, faith, God, hope, hurting, Jesus, life, Lord, pain, painful blessings, thankful, treasure, trust. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.