Daily Delight

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

If He took everything from you, would you still follow Him? What if took away that one thing? Would you walk away then? 

I almost did. I almost walked away from my faith. I hope that's not too real, too honest. There was a time not long ago in my faith, where I looked to God and thought, 'Alright, this too much. I have nothing left. You have taken everything from me.' In my life, there have always been many uncertainties. But what has always been known (made public knowledge by yours truly) was that I was going to be a great mother one day. Not only that but I was going to be a mother six children all birthed by me. Being a mother has been the deepest desire of my heart since I was practically an infant myself.

And then about 7 months ago, a wrench was thrown in those plans. I had a somewhat routine surgery that would turn into months of doctors' visits and closed door after closed door. So there I was 22 years old with the dream of having kids of my own, long gone. As I look back on those first couple of months, I can still feel the anger I carried around with me I was angry at my body for being broken, angry at everyone who had what I wanted, and more than anything I was boiling with anger towards God. 

How could He let this happen to me? Didn't He know how badly I wanted to be a loving, Godly example of motherhood? I wanted to walk away. Thought about it a lot. But every time I got close to forgetting my faith, I was reminded of Paul as he pleaded with the Lord. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.That is why for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Cor. 12:8, 10 (NIV) 

For reasons I don't yet understand, I was given this hardship. And He is turning all of my losses and pains into something good as I trust Him. That's a promise He has made to His people. Maybe one day, He will remove this hardship, but even if He does not He is still good. 


About the Author

Sarah Robinson≫ ≫Sarah, originally from Atlanta, currently teaching high school history in Nashville. Sarah loves all things cooking and playing hostess. She believes that something special happens when people gather together for a meal. Sarah believes in the value of deep, authentic relationships rooted in the love of God. She is a dreamer and envisions one day writing books, adopting precious babies, and feeding all who walk through her door. You can read some of her thoughts at itisforfreedom1@blogspot.com and check her on Instagram at @sarobinson13


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