Food For Thought….Perfecting Us

This is the fountain just outside of the Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth State Park. It’s 53 feet high and it’s absolutely beautiful. The fountain normally freezes over in the winter but it’s never been this big before. These bitter cold temperatures have created a column larger than life this year. While we’ve all been bemoaning the frigid cold that has settled over us it has created some lovely views we would not have had without it. Even in the worst of times and circumstances God works them out to show us that they truly were for our good. While we focus on what we want God is bringing us what we need.

Usually our thoughts and God’s thoughts are miles apart. Yet, without fail His ways prove to be for our ultimate good. The rough seas we endured made us a candidate for helping someone else in a rough sea. The times when we felt like the heavens were brass and our prayers bounced back to us made us endure and trust when we could not immediately see the answers.

Friend, you may be in the middle of a bleak winter season in your life but the masterpiece He is forming you into will soon be shown. We could not have had that amazing column without these arctic temps just as we cannot be made truly strong without storms. Thank you Lord for what you are taking each and everyone of us through. You know just what to do and I pray our hearts would cry out to you the only one who can meet our deepest needs. 2 Corinthians 13:9 “For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.”

Written By:Courtney Gilkinson

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