Now, I know that God is part of each and every one of my days, but I love the days when He really makes Himself known best.
Y'all know that I've been having a rough time, and are probably sick of my whining about it. But today? Today He really showed up for me. He showed up to me when I was in a pit of dispare.
He spoke to me through a verse, or set of verses. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
: This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord. I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows. Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know that I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell. That experience is worth boasting about, but I’m not going to do it. I will boast only about my weaknesses. If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message, even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Specifically the last three verses starting at the phrase "even though I have reviecieved such wonderful revelations from God."
I've been dealing with some really tough stuff. A thorn in my side which has been piercing my heart. But no more will I wallow in my pain. I shall accept my weakness, knowing that God will strengthen me. I will delight in this.
Y'all, I can't express how amazing I feel. To be able to take a deep breath and not have a heavy chest. To smile and feel true joy. I'm happy, y'all! Really, truly happy and it's the best thing!
So, if you're going through hard times, claim this verse as I have. It's the most freeing thing in the world :).