The Days Are Long, BUT

Jesus carrying the cross.

To my wife I know I sound like a broken record. My days are so long and never seem free of pain. I would love for God to go ahead and give me my new Heavenly body. One that is free of pain, tears, heartache , and any discomfort. From the human standpoint my current situation feels like it’s only in the way. Yet, God keeps whispering in my ear, “Son, I’ve never been more at work in you or through you.”

The spirit of God within me actually agrees with the fact that God has never been more at work on me. God definitely has my full attention as I’m compelled to seek His will in everything I pursue. Nobody has to tell me that I’m desperate for His help by the second. When God is done I should have the ability to endure just about anything that lies ahead. I feel out of breath most of the time yet it feels like God is breathing more life into my heart through it all.

As it’s been said, “everybody wants the crown, but no one wants the cross.” I’m learning that to say “Jesus do whatever it takes to bring you the most glory” is a big statement. What if that means you’ve got to be willing to take up your cross? What if that means God must reveal your greatest weakness in order to demonstrate His Mighty power? I’m starting to believe that the best things that happen through us come from keeping the faith in the midst of the most fierce storms. No, they aren’t enjoyable at the time, but I believe it’s when God is doing His greatest works.

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Philippians 1:6)

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