Stronger

Why is it that when we ask God for something, things get worse? Why do you feel even more afraid than before and unsettled when clarity comes for what you want? Maybe because to get to where you want to go, you have to be a stronger person to stand there. We never get anything we can’t handle, and maybe you need to grow before you get it. Maybe there is something you need to heal to appreciate what was made for you. Maybe you need to let go of shame to not self sabotage a good thing when it comes. Maybe you need to stop worrying about your mistakes and instead praise God you get to grow out of them. I don’t really know. I know the soil is dark, the rain is cold and the sun can burn, but at the end of the harvest, you will be made whole. Not only that, your experience will feed others, and sustain them. So who are you really to dwell in difficulties and past mistakes? Who are you not to let your heart soften and let the ground grow life out of the most tender piece of you? Strength to me, is a very soft and surrendering thing, like rose petals. They grow so weak and precious, yet are never destroyed in the elements. Nothing that hides in shade grows. Not a damn thing. And nothing that grows doesn’t hurt. But in the end, those who stand and be seen, and take the beating, end up flourishing out of pain. And thats not someone you can easily destroy.

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  1. I am filled with praise and awe of our Gracious Heavenly Father for what I sense He is doing in your heart, mind and spirit. I had to take that walk out of the shadows too. If we walk in the Light, because He is The Light, so many things that darkened our mind, heart and spirit will be revealed to us. Today in my devotional reading in MyDailyBible app part of it was from Isaiah and it speaks to “growing” in the knowledge of who we are “in Christ.” To those that don’t walk in it, it becomes a snare. Refusing “light” leaves only darkness, the place satan works.
    Isaiah 28
    9 “To whom will he teach knowledge,
    and to whom will he explain the message?
    Those who are weaned from the milk,
    those taken from the breast?
    10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
    line upon line, line upon line,
    here a little, there a little.”
    11 For by people of strange lips
    and with a foreign tongue
    the Lord will speak to this people,
    12 to whom he has said,
    “This is rest;
    give rest to the weary;
    and this is repose”;
    yet they would not hear.
    13 And the word of the Lord will be to them
    precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
    line upon line, line upon line,
    here a little, there a little,
    that they may go, and fall backward,
    and be broken, and snared, and taken.

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