When times are hard, I want to “fix” things. I pride myself on being a problem-solver. More often than not, pride IS the problem.
I want to improve things, work harder and push myself to do more. In doing so, I am telling God, “I’ve got this.” He respects that and lets me try, waiting ever so patiently for me to invite Him in.
Some problems like caring for someone with chronic illness are to be lived through, not lifted, to teach me things I can’t learn any other way.
Very early in my conversion back to faith, I marveled at the wisdom of God who took my brokenness, my messes, my sins and failures and transformed them into lessons and transformed me into His faithful child.
I had a heightened awareness then, and looked for the ways God was acting in my life.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
He is still working in my life. May I have eyes to see His ways and learn His lessons well.