We still have a couple of videos left to record, but both of our schedules have been so busy, we haven’t recorded them yet, but we will get them recorded soon.
One of the things that have kept us busy is a women’s event we had at our church on Friday night called, Fan the Flame.
Jennifer was the speaker, and I emceed the event. We have been preparing for this event for months and over 800 women attended. It was a great night!
(Below is the ladies who helped work the event. My daughter is in the picture too, she’s on the front row, the fifth one on the right.)
Today I wanted to share with you a quote I put on Instagram When God says he’ll give you back better than what you lost, believe him. -Alli Worthington.
I shared this because I have seen God do this in my own life. I have felt great loss and pain in my life but I have seen good come from it.
After I shared this, a lady messaged me and asked where does God say this in scripture?
I shared Isaiah 61:3, “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”
I also said that there is the promise of heaven for those who believe. There will come a day when every tear will be wiped.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4
This lady responded with a hurting heart because she has lost her son. How can God give her back better than what she lost?? Will he give her a better son??
Of course, no one is going to replace her son. She is a grieving Mom, and she has every right to question how there will be beauty from these ashes.
If anyone understands this kind of grief, it’s Job. Job was a righteous man who loved and honored God.
Yet he lost everything. It crumbled around him; all he held dear. And he knew without God; he was nothing.
Where was God in it all? Where is He now? Deep grief, illness, brokenness, and death of loved ones, shatter our hope, and broken dreams.
I do NOT have all the answers. I’m a sinner saved by grace, and I have experienced brokenness in my own life (I’m not comparing my losses to the losses of someone who has lost a child).
God promises He will never leave us or forsake us. His love for us is greater than we could ever imagine. We live in a broken world, and I believe He is our only hope.
Jesus tells us in John 16:33, “In this world, you will have trouble, but take courage, for I have overcome the world.”
I will never understand all the brokenness and pain of this world. All I know to do is cling to Jesus.
Do you sometimes struggle to understand suffering in this world? Is there a verse in scripture that you cling to?
Have a blessed day!
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