We all carry around scars. Scars that represent our past, but do not control our future. What are your scars from life that you carry around daily?
I have quite a few physical scars from various procedures. Some are very visible and some are hidden. But one thing that my scars have taught me is that…
WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT FOR DESTRUCTION, GOD USED FOR HIS GLORY.
We live in an imperfect and sin-stained world. Sin in the sense that all parts of our world need to be redeemed. And how beautiful it is, that we are part of that redeeming process, as ambassadors of our Father. And in that, we have received power from the Holy Spirit, to combat what the enemy has meant for destruction, thanks to God’s grace.
You see, the enemy is daily looking for ways to destroy us. He is lurking around every corner, looking for ways to make us stumble. Do I always understand why God allows the things He does? No, but what I do know, is that God is a good God who daily gives us a drowning bucket full of grace.
I think back to some really tough times in our life. Not being able to have children due to a medical diagnosis, then losing two babies, job loss, medical issues, and though the enemy tried to use all those things to completely destroy me, God, by His overwhelming grace, has used them for His glory.
And I get a front row seat to it all.
Brings tears to my eyes.
I’m sure you can relate in some way or another. Again, think about those scars. Think about a really tough time in your life. Did it destroy you? Okay, in some ways it may have. It may have brought you down to the depths of despair. But. BUT. Has God turned it around and used it in some way, for His glory? It may be as simple as using your story to encourage someone else in their struggles. Or maybe you have drawn closer to God Himself because of that difficulty. Now, I’m not saying that everything is now flower-filled fields of bliss. But. Because I believe God works everything for the good, there is some form of grace and good that has come about. I firmly believe that. The situation itself may still be as ugly as ugly can get. But are there glimpses of grace?
I find myself marveling at the fact that God chooses daily, to work Himself into my life so that I am not destroyed. Am I allowing Him in? Am I willing to see the good and the grace in those scars and difficult situations?
What the enemy has meant for destruction, God has used for His glory. Marvel in that truth today.