Sunday, February 13, 2011

Older and Simpler Than Ever

I am finding in my experience, although singular it may be, that the longer I live, the more difficulties I encounter. Actually, this experience has been confirmed by many others as well. And while I'm at it, the Bible promises this very thing as well. We will face trials, troubles, and sorrows.

I am also finding in my experience as a Christian that the longer I live and the more difficulties I encounter, the more His love is discovered; more of His grace is drawn upon and His faithfulness has now become my anchor.

Once upon a time, in younger years, I had more energy for overcoming obstacles, more strength to persevere through storms, more pliability to withstand the winds. But I have spent it all; I'm used up, expired, done. I am left with nothing. Which, it seems, is the perfect way to discover more of Him.

So, I will begin calling this season -- this long, difficult season -- discovery season. He continues to be found. And from what I understand, I've only just begun to know Him.

My God is amazing. Forever amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Discovery season. I like that.

8:18 AM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

the beauty about a "discovery season" is the overflow of what we have received. I glean from your discoveries, and hopefully other do from mine!
love you!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Moulton said...

The struggle of a chick hatching from its egg to the new-found discovery of what his eyes has never seen is a picture of what the struggle through heartache and difficulty brings to us as well.

Unless a seed falls...

The depth of heartache and difficulty is part of the package in this fallen world and to the depth we suffer, that is the depth we will know Him. Why? Because no one else will do. No one else can do.

It's not that God wants us to suffer. It's that He knows we will. And He is in it with us.

9:09 AM  

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