Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Refiner's Fire

I read the following quote this morning:

"God has brought pain in my life. But as I have surrendered to it, He has used the flames of hurt to burn away the parts that need not linger."
Kelly Minter

As soon as I read that the words to the chorus, "Refiner's Fire" began going through my mind. "Refiner's fire. My heart's one desire is to be holy, Set apart for You Lord, I choose to be holy, Set apart for You my Master, Ready to do Your will."

Pain's purpose is to purify, yet we fight the process. No-one willingly welcomes pain. It's hard. It hurts. It often leaves us questioning. We feel like God has abandoned us. Yet, it's often during these times that God is doing some of His best work in our lives.

What painful situation are you facing? Remember, God has not abandoned you regardless of how things might look and feel. He is with you and He is working out His best for your good and His glory. Hold on.

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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

More rejection letters. That's my pain today. Honestly, there are moments when I want to pack my dreams in a box and shove it within the deep recesses of an unvisited closet. I'm losing a little steam, friend. Pray for me.


tiggerdaisy said...

My pain today is for a friend going through a very hurtful time.

This site is beautiful, Joy!

Prayers and Blessings!