Thursday, April 22
What about the "growing pains" you experience in your walk with God. No, these pains are not real, but I am using the word as a comparison for many life experiences or lessons. With every lesson and the temporary pain that is associated with it, you can be thankful for the various milestones and the remarkable victories that you celebrate. "We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it. It pays to take God seriously." (Prov. 16:9, The Message) There is something so beautiful when you look back over a situation that caused you much disappointment only to realize that you were about to learn a valuable lesson that you alone needed to experience. Growing pains are good because they remind you that you are maturing in the Lord!
"I will sing for joy in God, explode in his praise from deep in my soul! He dressed me up in a suit of salvation, he outfitted me in a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom who puts on a tuxedo and a bride a jeweled tiara. For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers, and as a garden cascades with blossoms, So the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom and puts praise on display before the nations. Look, Your Saviour Comes! (Isaiah 61:10-11, The Message)
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