I was listening to Revive Our Hearts as I was working tonight and of the other programs I heard, though they were all excellent … This was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. Right on time, right on target.
“God is good…. What He is doing what is best for us. When He is witholding a longing, a desire of our hearts – there is good reason for it. We don’t have to understand it….. He is watching us go through difficulties but He knows that what He is doing is making us better, it is conforming us to the image of His Son. IT IS NECESSARY. It is making us better. God is GOOD.”
I am so thankful that I have a husband who believes and trusts God. One who is able to keep me/us grounded and focused on Him. One who doesn’t allow the lies I tell myself to cause destruction to our marriage, my self esteem, my view/beliefs towards God. One who pushes me towards God. One who loves me enough to NOT be sucked into my selfish dramatics, my selfish desires, or self focus – He consistenly pushes me and challenges me to love God not only in word but trusting Him. Believing Him. And, never, ever doubting Him or His plan.
I am thankful that I serve a God who loves me enough not spoil & over endulge me with the the pleasures of this life and the desires of my heart that could cause me to remain stagnant, to regress, and lean/trust/believe someone/something else besides Him. How grateful I am. How thankful I am. He loves me enough to put me through fires to make me better. He loves me enough to bring me to (and through) situations that will shape and mold me to look and behave like Christ. To be like Christ! How can I ever be upset at the opportunity to be. like. CHRIST. To be conformed to Him.
Romans 12:18 “Not only so, but we[b] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 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. ”
…. here’s to unbelievable husbands. Trials of life. Denied desires. And, a God who loves me more than I ever can expect, imagine, or deserve.