Daily Devotional – 2/27/13 “Stay in your struggle!”

Why, because you might just be missing the blessing in it. Yea, I know it sounds crazy for me to tell you to stop rushing your storm but I’m only saying this because I know. See, we have to go through times of being without in order to appreciate the times we have; that’s your struggle. We have to go through hell sometimes in order to appreciate the prospect of getting to Heaven; that’s your struggle. You have to go through heartbreak in order to know what a mended heart feels like; that’s your struggle. You have to sometimes go through sickness in order to appreciate the days when you don’t feel pain; that’s your struggle. You have to sometimes get knocked down to your lowest point in order to get back up and appreciate the climb; that’s your struggle. I’ve said this before but I don’t mind saying it again; if your climb to the top is easy, you wouldn’t appreciate the reward because every time you fall, you’d have an easy way to get back up. Oh, but when you have to go through the pit fire of hell, climb over rocks that scar your hands and knees, meet friends who are really enemies, be lied on when you’re doing right, be talked about when you need help, hungry with no food, places to go with no gas, things to do with no energy, need to pray but no words, cry and the tears won’t stop, pace when you need to be sleep and sick and can’t get well; you’ll appreciate the struggle that seasoned you for your shout, snatched you from sin, sprinkled you with the Spirit, made your legs steady to keep you from stumbling, saved you from the enemy’s snares and has now sanctified you for service! Oh, when you stay in your struggle and wait until God says it’s over, you’ll get the blessing that He has waiting. Don’t rush the test because you may not be ready to pass it. Don’t rush your storm because you might not be able to handle the sun. Don’t rush your struggle because you might not be ready to serve like you know you should. Stay in your struggle because you just might be missing your blessing!

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