The Simple Life

It’s Stretching


Today I am borrowing a post from Ms. Jane Thuo.

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I have never given birth, my knowledge of physical stretch marks is limited. But I know about spiritual stretch marks because I have been stretched proper.

God has stretched me, He continues to stretch me.

It’s baptism by fire. When the fire of God comes into your life it’s painful before it’s pleasant. He comes in and burns up everything in your life that is useless, and what’s worth keeping He sets up on fire for His glory. Yes

He shakes things up until those things that cannot be shaken remain. God works on you until you let go of all the useless things in your life, and you’re hanging on only to the ROCK that cannot be shaken.

So when the father of all lies came whispering in my ear today he had another thing coming, I took out my bazooka like Ryan Phillipe and it was like a shooter episode – total massacre! I think he’s still recovering from a nervous breakdown.

Yes, on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. I will not look to the right or to the left but straight to Him who is my rock, fortress and my salvation. And yes as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me…..my God will deliver me from the fiery furnace, BUT even if He does not, I still will not bow down to any other god.

It’s one thing to trust God for something. It’s another thing entirely to trust God through something, or continue to trust God when it looks HOPELESS, and everything around you is shaking, and you don’t understand what’s going on, nor believe it’s fair. It’s difficult when something is stripped off your life that you’re not ready to give up yet.

Trusting God is a decision.

You choose to pray and not worry. You choose to trust His plans and not yours because you don’t know. You trust God with your pain, because it may hurt now but you are birthing something new.

You trust God to build your house, because unless He builds it you labor in vain. Trusting that His plans are to prosper you and not make you fail. Trusting that nothing you are experiencing is a surprise to Him. His ways confound the wise.

Trust, lean on, rely on and be confident in the Lord and do good…sow good seeds. Nothing pisses off the devil more than when he’s throwing his best of jabz at you, and you’re busy smiling and saying ‘I will trust God, do good, and help somebody when I’m at it.

Stop overthinking things, leave it at the cross and enjoy your life. Be satisfied knowing the one who knows, even when you can’t see the big picture now. One day you’ll look back and say, now I get it.

Now I understand why God had to make me go through that.