Faith lesson? No thank you.

“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’”
~ C.S. Lewis ~

Amy, author at Tudor House shared the above quote in her post “Your will or mine”MInTheGap is doing a series on Psalm 25 about finding God’s will. Check them both out and your wheels will start turning!

Isaiah 49:10 says,

“They will not hunger or thirst, Neither will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; For He who has compassion on them will lead them, and will guide them to springs of water.”

And then, verse 11 begins,

“And I will make all My mountains a road…”

Wow. A road. Is there a Mountain in your life that you are asking God to remove? Let Him drive you through that test. Accept that faith-growing experience knowing that God is allowing it for your good.

Is your Mountain a person difficult to deal with, or a job you loathe? Maybe it’s a health test. Finances. School or homeschooling. Persecution in the work or home. Submitting to conviction and giving up that passion to which you cling? Are you asking God to remove the suffering?

My experience is that when you accept the suffering–Thy will be done–God draws close in a way that is beyond sacred. His word comes alive as you apply it to your situation. He speaks to you, and shows Himself mighty. It’s brought me to tears many times, that reaffirming love.

Stand strong in the desert, and His healing waters of life will flow, yes, even from those rocks we call Mountains.

One thought on “Faith lesson? No thank you.”

  1. You’re right, grace and learning only happens when we accept God’s will in situations we aren’t happy with. I really enjoyed reading your view on this quote…

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