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In a Moment

FaithAbigail PhillipsComment
 Photo Credit: Olivia Garretson

Photo Credit: Olivia Garretson

In a moment, you can cause the dead to rise.

In a moment, You can call us from darkness to light.

In a moment, You can heal the sick.

In a moment, You can make a life rich.

But sometimes,

You don't.

I trust You.

I trust You, even in the moments that I can't see You.

Through pain and struggle, I know You are near...

even when it seems you are far.

You see it all.

You see me, inside and out.

You continue to care.

You continue to work.

You see me...

even when I can't see You.

 Photo Credit: Olivia Garretson

Photo Credit: Olivia Garretson

I know that God is supernatural He is a healer, a redeemer, a reconciler, a miracle worker. But sometimes I feel like He is holding out on me. I struggle with so many different thoughts in my mind about why I'm not worthy of His healing power.

He can heal us in an instant! But it just so happens that's not always the case. The truth is that sometimes it just doesn't work like that. We don't always know why, but that is something we can ask Him when we get to Heaven.

As for now, I think of Paul. In his letter to the Philippians, which he wrote while in prison, he says to them:

"And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News." - Philippians 1:12

Paul also talks a lot about joy throughout his letter to the Philippians. He tells them to rejoice in every situation as he does. He says he has learned to be content in every situation, because he knows the truths about God's love and power in his life and the lives of others.

 Photo Credit: Olivia Garretson

Photo Credit: Olivia Garretson

There are so many things that he could have complained about, but he shifted his perspective to look at the things of God and not the desires of man. Let us be more like Paul, and more like Jesus in how we look at trials and tribulations in our own lives, in everyday chaos, and in moments when we just don't feel like it.

Paul rejoices in suffering for Christ, because Christ suffered for us! in some instances, it seems that our suffering is only affecting us, but it is doing so much more than that... our view of our situation is what other people see. If you are feeling defeated, people can see that, but likewise, if you are rejoicing in the Lord, despite the physical situation, people see that.

If we shift our perspective from our physical eyes and experience, to the perspective of Christ in our situation, we can see things much more clearly. Let's rejoice in all things! For we know that God has so much more than our current situation in sight.

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." - Romans 8:28