Mercy Wrapped in Trouble
Romans 9: 15,16 (KJV)
15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Everyone has been through 'hard times'. Some feel that they have/will never experience God's mercy. Yet, everyone can tell of a time that they could have breathed their last breathe. Even if that time was awakening from a sleep. God has shown mercy to each and every one of us. So, the fact that we are alive tells us that we have a purpose that has not, yet, been fulfilled. It is common, and easy, to see this fact as unbelievable. But, this is, normally, a conclusion made by looking at one's current 'mind-set'. I ask, does a painting look like a master-piece before it is complete? Or, a building that does not look like it can stand UNTIL it is closer to completion. So, why must we make conclusions about lives that are far from completion. A life's completion can be achieved at 25 years and 90 years alike. Age does not determine completion. Your circumstances can change at any moment. (When does a drawing become a work of art?) The key that unlocks the change in your circumstances may be gift wrapped in 'hardship'. Just when things seem like they can't get any worse and trouble seems to constantly plague you, look out. One of those trouble's solutions may hold the key to your circumstantial change. But, which one is it? You may think that you just keep experiencing hard times. But, in actuality, you are just trying to find a specific key. Unlearn.