“God delights in using ordinary Christians who come to the end of themselves and choose to trust in His extraordinary provision. He stands ready to allocate His power to all who are radically dependent on Him and radically devoted to making much of Him.”
by David Platt in
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
t wasn’t the way he planned. There was a new job, a new car, and whispers of love. There were dreams of a future. There were talks of a ring. He wanted only one woman to love. His summer was planned for campfire talks under the stars and long walks. His older sisters planned shopping days with her. His little sisters looked forward to her watching their ballet performance. It was his first love ~ she was loved by his family.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8, 9
He now walks an unintended, unexplainable road of broken-heartedness, finding himself at the end of himself. I watch this young man weep, but run to God. I see Him seeking God’s face as never before. I read his writings:
[I am] amazed at the grace, love, and peace God gives through trials. “Although I feel as if my heart won’t stop bleeding, God’s hand of love and grace is keeping keeping pressure on my gaping wounds.” Not only will my heart be healed, it will be stronger than it has ever been before. Psalm 136 says 26 times “His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
I watch him trusting in God in “His extraordinary provision” of healing his heart, “radically dependent on Him and radically devoted to making much of Him“.
As I have wept with him, I am in awe of God’s goodness. I am learning with him.
And, I am proud of him ~ my son.
Today’s In Other Words is being hosted by Jenn on her blog, Scraps & Snippets. Won’t you visit and read how Jenn and others have shared their hearts on the above quote!