Monday, March 7, 2016
This is Where Amazing Happens
Blogger: Amber Schamel
Have you ever had a day when you woke up and realized that your life is not where you'd wanted it to be? Or realized you'd made a terrible mistake you couldn't take back? Or somehow found yourself in the middle of a mess you can't get out of? One of those days when you'd give anything for one of those Southwest "Wanna Get Away" buttons?
I recently went through a period like this. Things weren't going the way that I wanted them to, and it seemed that no matter how hard I struggled forward, I always ended up back in the same place. A death march of circles that were getting me nowhere. I cried out to my Lord, and though I could sense His presence, I felt as if my prayers weren't having an impact. I had no clear answer or direction.
While I was at work, I was listening to a new conservative Christian radio station when this song by TaRanda Green came on. It touched my heart and really spoke to me.
What truth these powerful words hold. I heard the voice of God speaking to my heart.
Just because you've struggled doesn't mean you're weak. Just because you're at 'the end' doesn't mean it's over. I will bring you out. I will be faithful, but this is an important part of the journey. This is where you see that your anchor holds. This is where you see that I am always faithful. This is where I prove to you how much I love you. This is the part of the movie where I step in and work a miracle. Dear one, this is not hopeless, this is where amazing happens.
It reminds me of the words of Paul to the Corinthians:
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; ~I Cor. 4:17
A preacher I heard this past fall said it better than I have ever heard it. "Every miracle begins as a problem. If you have a problem, you are a candidate for a miracle."
If so, then lift your head, because this is where God works a miracle. This is where amazing happens.
Amber Schamel writes inspirational fiction that brings HIStory to life. Visit her at www.AmberSchamel.com.