Planting in TearsThursday, February 06, 2014
God cares about what I’m going through and He cares about what you are going through, too. We can trust that He never, ever wastes a hurt. I truly believe that He uses everything to work together for the ultimate good in His plan. Still, I think to myself, “What will come of this?” and “How can God use me, a woman who so desperately wants to do something meaningful for Him, but is in the middle of just learning how to get up and breathe each day?”
This time in my life is not a useless season of dryness! No. I know that God is using this trial to shape and grow me. He’s giving me new insights into His word and new levels of empathy for His children. Things that used to scare me before don’t even phase me now. I find that I am excited about the future and He’s placing a desire in me to step out and discover His plan for my life. Yes, even in this time of tears I’m excited about the harvest. I can’t wait to return with shouts of joy!
I don’t think God wants me to stop being productive for Him because I am in a trial. Instead, I think He wants me to use this time to grow, to learn, and to step out of my comfort zone. That courage I’ve been talking about all month is becoming more tangible. God is giving me the strength to face what is before me and to courageously step out for Him.
So, what’s next for me? I don’t know…but I have dreams! And with the help of God, He is showing me how to reach them.
Looking to the harvest,