Sometimes Struggling is exactly What You Need
SOMETIMES STRUGGLING IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED
-Daily Word - June.12.2019 - Pastor Sheliah
“After your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in His eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, He will set you firmly in place and build you up.” [1Peter.5:10 TPT]
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.
But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
It never was able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
... And we could never fly." [Author Unknown]
Don’t give up when the struggles come, God is preparing you for your greatest victory! He is stretching and strengthening you that you might “fly” above the storm and live out your greatest assignment!
And don’t cripple others by doing for them what they must do themselves ➖to make them ready to fulfill the purpose for which Our Father and Creator has designed and called them! ~ Shelia Hart Artt
[“He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us.” 2Cor.1 4 TPT]