|I apologize for not getting a message out yesterday; there was a fire in one of the apartments above mine, and my apartment was greatly affected by water damage. Thank God that nobody was hurt!
Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves, but on God, who raises the dead. Ė2 Corinthians 1:9
Throughout the entire ordeal of this weekend, everyone, including me, was panicking and getting upset because a lot of things were damaged, but what God revealed to me was to see him in the situation. I have been complaining about needing a new kitchen, and because my old one was damaged, I will be getting a new kitchen along with new furniture amongst other things.
The same way, many of us often find ourselves in situations that upset us, i.e. the loss of a job, a broken relationship, etc, and we usually have a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. God sometimes uses such situations to make us rely on him as we can see from Paulís experience in the verse above. We sometimes have to lose in order to gain. How can God bring your perfect mate to you if you are still holding on to that relationship that canít go anywhere? How can you get that better job if you canít let go of that mediocre one? How would you see the door that God opened in front of you if you are so focused on the closed one behind you?
In all situations, both good and bad alike, make sure you seek God out and listen to what he is trying to tell you and learn what he is trying to teach you. They say experience is the best teacher, what are you going to let him teach you?
Stay blessed and spread the word.