Long after the flame has gone out, they remain only as a reminder of the glistening glow that once illumined them.
Have you ever felt like everything has disintegrated into a pile of soot and ashes?
Maybe the flame has relinquished long ago and you feel like there just isn't much of you left to catch fire.
He sees Beauty!
Romans 8:28 says, "ALL things work together for Good for them who love God..." (KJV)
What might seem useless and ugly to you appears as a beautiful life full of promise and possibilities to God.
He looks into the dried up ashes and sees a flame that is ready to ignite and burn brightly once again!
There have been so many times in my life when my future looked dim.
It seemed like the destiny I had envisioned was over.
It is in those darkest times that I found myself genuinely vulnerable before God.
Being vulnerable is not comfortable.
It doesn't come naturally in human nature to put yourself out there.
We go through pain staking lengths just to raise walls around our heart on a daily basis.
I have learned that in those times when I feel raw emotionally that God does His greatest work!
After my mom passed away with Lung Cancer I was at this place of brokenness.
It was a time of crushing sadness and heartache.
"Please help me. Only you can!"
He came to where I was hurting and held me like a loving father comforting his troubled son.
I learned that He was not a judge sitting on high waiting to punish me for my misdeeds.
God became my loving Papa who was gently healing and strengthening me.
My entire vision of God was changing as I stayed vulnerable and allowed Him to work in my life.
I began to speak with Him in conversation throughout my day and night, not just in prayer or at church.
I traded my weakness for His strength day after day.
God Sees Hope in YOU!
When my walls were down, when I was vulnerable before God, He gave me His Strength.
Let down your walls and allow God to be your papa, not your judge.
God is Love.
He longs to have this loving relationship with you!
As always remember,