a difficult course

posted on: 5.11.2012

Let me tell you, the world is my classroom and the Lord Jesus my teacher.
It is life, or should I say His will, that teaches some difficult courses.
I have to say, sacrificial love is the hardest one to date because it always comes with suffering.
And, oh, how we shy away from suffering.
We think suffering is punishment but it's quite the contrary.
Suffering can be many things from battling cancer to not hearing the Lord.
And just recently, I've been content with hardships.
I've been inspired by this video, so much so, that I've been stalking this couple's blog.
They both seem to be wise in the matters of suffering. I see God in their love.

I echo the words of Jim Elliot on February 5, 1948:
"All things are against me," said Jacob (Gen 42:36). Little knew he the hand of God, for what seemed to be against him was really working for his salvation. 
Give me, this day, Lord, fresh confidence that "all things are working for good" (Rom. 8:28).

He is making me confident. And I may just pass the test.

pictures are all 35mm

24 Smiles:

  1. Thank you so much for this! Sometimes in our hardships we forget that God is still working in our lives. It's always great to have a reminder that hardships build character and prepares us for kingdom work. : )

    Vonae Deyshawn

  2. beautiful as always. and the pictures soo are gorgeous.
    praying for you: for strength, perserverance, and trust!

    "if He'll bring you to it, He'll bring you through it"

    ps: haven't been on your blog in a while and i'm loving the new look! you're a talented lady!

  3. wonderful post! and now i'm craving the beach!

  4. beautiful pictures! :) what type of camera do you use?

    i just watched that video today. amazing.

  5. Love this! Gorgeous photos as well, the first one is such a great shot.

  6. Thank you for this post! It's realy encouraging :)

    Gina X

  7. hey! Thanks for your comment on my blog, Maid For Him. ;) I love hearing from fellow bloggers. ;) I hope to see you back sometime soon!


    ps-- i am loving your blog! i'm a new follower. ;]

  8. I've watched the same video over and over and over last week. Thank you for your wise words. Blessings!

  9. it's funny how we can learn this so well, & then come into a new kind of suffering and wonder why.

    i needed this. so thank you. ♥

  10. Lovely pictures! Love the first one! I watched that video the other day. So powerful. Made me really think about how temporary life is. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. I just absolutely adore everything in this post, thank you so much for sharing that with us! The pictures on the top are great and I pray that you can be able to conquer all the hardships that are going through xx

  12. youre so beautiful inside and out! thank you for sharing this love with us!!!

  13. -said a smart lady as well

  14. beautifully written. thank you for sharing!! you are so beautiful, inside and out.

  15. love these wise words! xx.

  16. Gorgeous pictures and thank you for sharing. So True!

  17. Gorgeous photos and thank you for sharing. So true!

  18. I love the colours! And your blog explodes with Jesus and your love for Him, and your unique Christian spunk :) I have decided to follow... follow me?

  19. This is so beautiful. I really enjoy reading your writing, so wise and honest!

  20. such a touchful post...thanks for sharing =)

  21. I LOVE this post. He never promised it would be easy, but through it all He'll guide us!

  22. This is so amazing! I absolutely adore this post. <3
    By the way, you take the most darling photos, what cameras do you use?


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