good in the hurt

reblog from A Holy Experience – Ann Voskamp

Sometimes there are things in life that I just simply don’t understand —- I don’t get the why of the hurt —- the why I will wake in the middle of the night and the name of someone I love dearly flashes in my mind —- why does someone turn around away from what they know is right —–  why does God allow this pain?

Thinking back through the hurts in life and coming through on the other side, it is like looking at the 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles that my mom and dad and I would spend days, even weeks working.  Each hurt, each joy, every mountaintop experience, every valley experience is an individual piece of my life that HE allows to come together to make this journey possible.  Just like childbirth, without the pain there would be no joy, there would be no new life.

In times of questions, I purposefully choose Jesus when it may the last thing I “feel” like doing.  I put away the distractions, the raw emotions, the nerves on edge, the grieving heart, the anger and know He will meet me in my place of need. That He allows these times of hurt for His greater purpose…. that even in the hurt there is good!

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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