Day 197 –
In time, God can and will work out all things for His Glory and our Good.
Isaiah 23:17-18 “At the end of seventy years, the Lord will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitution and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the Lord; they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the Lord, for abundant food and fine clothes.”
Truly, the Lord can make anything Beautiful.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like there have been more deaths, more disasters, and more dangers increasing all around us. But there is one thing I see and one thing I know first hand to be true…the Lord is using all of these things that we see as negative, evil and fallen, and He’s making them into something beautiful.
This beauty from the ashes, will bring Him Glory, even if we don’t.
Amid all that we see that is bad, we should be looking for the Beauty of Christ’s love: His touch and His presence; so that, during these times of struggles, we keep our eyes on Him, the author and perfecter of our Faith.
The Lord will reveal His glory, in His time, one way or another…many times in unexpected ways. And in these times, if we’re looking, we will see His GOOD.
Yet, if we focus on the bad, our hearts will harden to the good and we will miss it among the chaos. However, looking for the good will bring us Hope for the amazing, Eternal, God-filled future we’ve been promised.
The death, the disasters, and the danger all around us, will no doubt continue to grow, but I pray, as it does, your HOPE will grow even more for the Glory and Beauty that is yet to come.