– Deep – Five Minute Friday –
On interesting word indeed. It’s a, how shall I say it, ‘deep’ word.
Many times we wish we were more able to get deep into something more enjoyable in life. Many times, however, we find ourselves deep into worry, and deep in despair.
Chances are you’ve felt deep in despair and hopelessness at some time or another. In such situations, when it seems there are no justifiable answers to be given, our view of life becomes more dark and gloomy. There’s a feeling like there is no end in sight.
Paul himself suffered from some physical ailment, but look what he said in 2 Corinthians 2:8-9 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
I know I sure need that reminder. God had reasons for what He had Paul endure. He has reasons for you and I as well. If He feels He can use me going through two trials He had me endure, then AMEN! It’s not always easy, that’s for sure, but knowing God’s plans are perfect encourages me to keep going.
Have you gone through some deep ordeal in your past that has affected your ‘now‘ ?
Be like Paul, and remember that God plans may be too deep for us to understand, but thankfully He knows what He’s doing.