14 Responses to Are You Just Getting Through Life or …?

  1. WOW!!!!!! that is all I can say as I have been wondering about this present difficult trial…..my internet was not woking this morning for a little while, and now it is again and this hit me so hard I cried some more. Thank you so much for these words, it relieves me so much! THANK YOU JESUS……..

    • Linda, I am so glad God spoke to you through this devotional! I am really sorry to hear you are going through a difficult trial. I will be praying for you. Thanks for your comments.

  2. Proverbs 27:6 tells us “faithful are the wounds of a friend”, Jesus said that His Disciples are His friends. Therefore,as you have noted, every adversity in the Christian’s life is our Lord blessing us to be more like Him.

    Thanks Julie.

  3. Excellent message Julie! Thanks 🙂

    It’s sooooo easy to feel like I’m “just getting through” each day in tough times. As you say…. more often than not there’s some sort of lesson God wants to teach me or show me when I stop to listen to Him. Yet, I need to be reminded of this over & over to stop & come to Him FIRST! Thanks for your reminder to do this. God bless. Lotsoluv Kerryn

    • Kerryn, I need the same reminders over and over again! And I need to really stop and listen to what He has to teach me in each situation.

      Blessings to you!

  4. You are speaking my conversation with God lately. Thank you I’m not alone.

    • Tracy, you are never alone. 🙂 I do find solace in the fact that many other people are having the same issues I am. We are all a family. God bless you!

  5. Julie, I have a dear friend who often says, ” don’t let me miss what you have for me in this moment; help me to enjoy the journey “; now you might think it odd, but It’s often our human response to want to be lifted above the difficult circumstances of our lives, be it health, financial, or whatever, but like you said, perseverance in the journey and letting Him teach us and grow us as well as bless us through it will benefit us greater than we can imagine.
    Thanks for sharing your sweet heart and insights. Hugs Di

    • “Help me enjoy the journey” is something I had never thought of. Thanks for bringing that to mind. And thank you for your perspective on this matter. I always love what insight others can bring to a subject such as this. God bless!

  6. Thank you, Julie, for allowing God to use you to share this message SO well! This is exactly what has been the cry of my heart as I’m in a particularly “rough patch” right now and really wondering about the purpose.
    Your sharing that factoid about trees needing to be injured in order to fruit more is particularly fascinating – causes me to seriously ponder these “wounds” of mine and what a great opportunity it is to be able to see what fruit God will enable me to bear through this!
    Many thanks and blessings be yours, sweet sister.
    Warm hugs to you!
    J

    • Jennifer, I have felt like God has wounded me to get me to produce more fruit, and it sure has worked. I am sorry to hear you are going through this difficult time, but it sounds like you are willing to find out what God will be doing through it. I will be praying for you, dear girl. I trust God will give you a special blessing through it all. A big hug back to you! 🙂

  7. Hi Julie,

    I really liked your example of how we can react to God’s sovereignty and love in trials rather than to the situation; looking up, not in.
    The way you write speaks of peace and trust and very much speaks exhortation and encouragement, which is what we as Christians aspire to (1st Thess 5:11; Hebrews 3:13 &10:25). May God continue to bless you and comfort you that you may comfort others with what you have learned (2nd Cor 1:4).

    Your post very much reminded me of a song written by the band Hawk Nelson called “Every Beat of my Broken Heart”. The chorus sings; “What if it had to be broken before my heart could be open? Maybe the shattered parts are the places where Your love starts and now I am closer to where You are with every beat of my broken heart”. Another beautiful lyrical section is the bridge where the prayer is “So break me all the way ’til we are face to face, when Your work in me is through then all that’s left is You.” If you’d like to listen you can find the song on their VEVO chanel here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH7rPHF1cpg

    God Bless!
    Esther

    • Esther, thank you so much for that link! What a gem of a song! Those lyrics really are powerful and relay the message.

      Sorry for the delay in a reply, but there were some comments that were delayed in being posted. Blessings to you, and thank you for your insight!

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