“I am working all things together for good, because you love Me and are called according to My purpose”
– Jesus Rom 8:28
Ever doubted at times that tough experiences in life work together for good?
That your hurt, pain, frustration and disappointments give strength, power and hope? How on earth is this possible?
As our love deepens for Christ we realize and accept that He has promised to never allow anything to happen that we cannot bear. Furthermore we know that there is purpose in each experience. The experiences weave together to form our story.
“Go and tell them what I have done for you” – Jesus says in Luke 8:39. As we share our stories and what Jesus has done for us we start living a life of purpose. He says ”When I have been lifted up, I will draw all men to me”. As we do this, we give renewed hope and the source of life, which is in Him, to others. He not only restores, but energizes us and gives each day deep meaning.
“I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full’ – Jesus (John 10:10).
How can we not conclude that our joy is in Him, sharing Him as we alone can because of what we’ve experienced. Within our stories our purpose is woven and sharing our stories become the answer to joy filled living.
I have so many stories to share of what He has done for me and I know you have too. Next week I will start with a miracle story from my childhood. Please email me one of your stories if you would like to share it here on my blog to encourage others.