Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
When partly of this earth is covered by the dark night, at the same time in another part the sun is shining. When the dawns, and the sun radiate its light in the east of horizon, in the other hemisphere the sun going to sunset. It all occurred in a predetermined time.
That is a life. Nothing lasts forever, even if we really want it. Not everything exactly like the way we want. We want everything going smoothly without any obstacles. We want all things going very well without any problems. We want to quickly reach our destination, as we boarded a plane to fly run through the sky to the land across the ocean. But, toward across the ocean we have not always using a plane. More often life takes us to use a ship sailing the ocean. Feel the wind blows, feel the waves, and feel the rocked storm. To through it all need time, persistence, and obstinacy.
As God’s child our hope is to walk from glory to glory. But do not forget that all final result is always going through the process. If we want to get the higher achievement after achievement, one thing that cannot be avoided is a series of processes. Quite often we have to pass through difficult moments, until we as it were no longer able pass those moments. But as Ecclesiastes said,
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, (Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 4)
Maybe there is a question in the deepest of our heart, why God not makes it all easier, faster, and lighter?
There must be a purpose from all that happens. Every process that we go through in this life will be eroding our ego, humbles us, weaken our flesh, and form us from every side. Then what is left after all ends? Ecclesiastes said; “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart” (Ecclesiastes 3:11a). That is something steadfast, more powerful than any problems, do not falter despite the storms hit our life. That is the Divine character and genuine faith.
These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Peter 1:7)
God will not only wait for us reach the goal. But God will definitely help us through every process in this life. One process that we through together with the Lord, will be equip us to get through the next process with a higher standard.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5)
So, if one day we are at a time when everything not going as we expect, the problems come and go, and the progress that we hoped runs very slow… Remember that all of it is useful to give out the best part of ourselves. Give the best response and let the Holy Spirit working through all that happened. Open the eyes of our hearts to see the unseen, that the Lord always gives the beauty in every situation, even in the darkest night.
Keep hoping! “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off” (Proverb 23:18)
By: Sella Irene – Beautiful Words
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