Often, when I’ve asked God to change something, whether it would be circumstances or people, God changes me.
The hurts in life sometimes scream “unfair”, especially when we have done nothing to deserve our circumstances! The things that seem unfair are often the things that etch Christ’s compassion into our heart’s for ministry to others.
Like our childhood led us into the maturity necessary for leading productive adult lives, our present day struggles prepare us not only to minister now, but to rule and reign with Christ in eternity. (Romans 8:17) It’s all about perspective; we see the pain and frustration of the here and now, God sees the whole plan.
It’s difficult for our human minds to imagine a plan that encompasses eternity. Yet, God’s Word clearly states that ‘this’ life is only part of the journey, a very small part.
Whether the circumstances we struggle with are caused by our own actions or the actions of others, God is faithful. When my circumstances don’t change, —–perhaps God thinks that I should.
God often uses the things of life that make us uncomfortable to mold us into the vessels He wants us to be; for ministry to each other now and for life with Him in eternity.
II Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.