God wants to turn every mess into something of worth.
He gives beauty for ashes. Things that seem worthless, He transforms like gold. What seems like the end of us, He turns into a testimony, bringing joy to us and others.
Like a potter with clay, the Lord is molding and shaping us. He seals our hearts with untainted love, and we find we are never alone even when others are absent. This process in the journey can be painful, but will cause us to feel fully alive.
We need not fear His hand upon us. Christ’s nearness is our good. All that’s left to do is to say “yes” to Him. As we do even the pain of His “fire” freeing us from the negative things that afflict us will be a welcome help.
All that’s left to do is to say “yes” to Jesus.
Perhaps as you read this, you feel like you are reading a foreign language. Or maybe you’re turned off from hearing about God. Honestly, in my experience, this is probably that things in life or people have caused you to be turned off of things that seemed to be God but were of man and therefore without life and joy.
Religion and ritual can be a terrible task master, and this is not Christ’s heart toward us. He directs a heart connection, a relationship with us that is ever growing, not our performance and perfection. Continue reading