Where we see a moment, God sees eternity.
There are some experiences that God allows us to go through that do not make sense in the moment. Sometimes opportunities pass us by. What we thought was meant for us, a gift God was giving to us, does not materialize.
What do we do in such moments then? When the very answer to that prayer seems to be just beyond our reach?
I find comfort in reminding myself that while I see a moment, God sees eternity. I might be seeing a rejection after a job interview, but God can see that the rejection is what he will use to reignite my passion and creativity to launch a new business. I may be seeing a rejection from a friend or a loved one, but God sees a separation that will increase my capacity to focus on him, and build better relationships.
Many difficult moments turn into something beautiful, given time and a godly perspective
Seeing beyond a moment is hard with human eyes. But thank God! He gives us a helper, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reveals to us what our difficult moment could become in the long run, if we let him show us how to respond to that difficult moment.
Our difficult moments can make us bitter, trapped in the hurt and the pain, or our difficult moment can become the stepping stones to our next. They can be tools that God uses to make us wiser and stronger. They can remind us that he is the answer to all of life’s questions, and in him we lack nothing.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”James 1:2-4
Teach us Lord to find you in our difficult moments, that we may keep growing and maturing.
God bless you greatly!😊