Whenever we live our lives depending on ourselves, our problems become harder to bear. Whenever we live our lives trusting in and cooperating with God, we have His strength to sustain and bless us no matter what we go through. I have lived life both ways (depending on myself and depending on God) and I can honestly say that God’s ways are best.
So many of us are resting on shaky foundations, and so many don’t realize this.
If you largely find your personal sense of value and/or security in your education, your jobs or professions, your possessions, or your money, what would you do if you lost your ability to use any or all of these things? Suppose your personal value and/or security is very largely determined by your reputation, your friendships, and your relationships with your family members. What would you do if your reputation and/or your relationships fell apart? If your sense of personal value and security is found in your health, what would you do if you were to lose this?
Jesus never changes (Hebrews 13:8), but anything in life can, and may, change. If Jesus is not our anchor, if He is not the One whom we are learning to fully trust and depend on, then we are resting on very shaky foundations that could, and might, shift- or even crumble, at any time. Those shifts and/or crumbles of the foundations in our lives can be very traumatic events. If you have been through such an experience, or if you’re currently going through such an experience, you know what I mean.
Below, I’m linking a video of a testimony that demonstrates the fragility of life, and the power of the love of God to bring meaning and purpose to life, causing us to reach out to others as He lovingly directs us to. I hope that you’ll take the time to view this inspiring interview with a surgeon who was forced to end his career due to becoming paralyzed, but who eventually found meaning and purpose through Christ. I’m not sure if Dr. Zhang Xu is still doing this work, but what a testimony!
I’d like to end by encouraging my readers to read from the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and see who Jesus is. He is loving, He is strong, He is wise, and He is the Savior.
This blog post starts out with a picture with two paths in it. We have paths for our own lives, and Jesus has a path for each of our lives too. Jesus loves us all, and He wants us to find security and the sweetest love there is through a relationship with Him. ❤ I want to encourage you all to join me in walking with Him. He is very good company!
Blessings and courage to all. ❤
2 thoughts on “Heart Healing: His Ways are the Best”
Amen, Amen, AMEN!! What a blog post. I too have walked in my own paths at one point. And you know I find that God may let us walk in our own paths for a little bit, but he does that to show us that we truly need him. and I am so glad that I went through the scars that I went through and the pain that I went through because God was the one who was triumphant in the end. It was a blessing to be in the pain that I went through because now I am happy with the Lord and what he gives me. It is the Lord who gives me what I need and what I want in life. The reason why he let’s us walk in our own paths is because we need to be able to differentiate what is good and what is not good. When God shows us our paths and shows us his paths, we then see that his paths are the best. Amen to this blog post. I expect to see greatness from this blog post, I really do
Praise God. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, as well as for sharing your testimony of how God has worked with you in your life.
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