There are times during the hard seasons when our hearts may wander from the gravitational pull of God’s love. But what if the trials, hardships, struggles, and detours were actually for your good?
What if these difficult seasons were meant to help you destroy idols buried in your heart? What if God needed you to make mistakes and suffer hardships to mold you, grow you, and sanctify you into the mature believer he has called you to be?
My sweet sisters, what if all of these things happened “for” you and not “to” you?
Perhaps the hard season feels never ending because instead of growing and getting better, you pulled away and became bitter. Every season of life, the highs and the lows, are all needed for you to learn to give grace more freely, to forgive others more easily, to show compassion more deeply, to protect others more boldly, to soften your hearts more humbly, and to love unconditionally.
Mamas, our purpose is to know, love, and be more like Jesus. We must pursue him if we want to become more like him. Allow your selfishness and stubbornness to be stripped away and offer your heart to be drawn and bound to Jesus and Jesus alone.
Our lives will never be perfect. We will continue to fight the battles, endure the struggles, swim in seas of confusion, walk through the fires of pain, and be battered by the waves of rejection.
But let us continue to make it our goal to grow in the likeness and perfection of Jesus Christ. Let him lead you and in turn, give him all that you are and all that you own as an offering to him. Then he will lead, guide, and direct you into his perfect will for you here on Earth.
Cry out today to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, “Bind my wandering heart to thee!”
Blessings as you trust him in the trials,
Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team
If you would like to learn more about Susie’s ministry, Between the Gardens, check out her website at susieoneal.org.