“’Every day, in every situation and life circumstance, God is doing 1000 things you cannot see and do not know.’ These words by John Piper encouraged me earlier this week as I’ve been struggling with pain. Oh, what a wonderful Day it will be when finally the underside of the embroidery will be flipped upright and we will see how every painful thread fit beautifully into God’s tapestry of grace. So join me in persevering, friend!” – Joni Eareckson Tada
I often find much uplifting and inspiration in the words and illustrations of Joni Eareckson Tada. Sometimes life can be overwhelming as it bears down upon us. And those of us who battle chronic pain, fatigue, or illness understand that it can make life’s challenges seem multiplied ten fold. But God is always in control and He is faithful to finish the work He began in each of us. By His Spirit, we have the power to accomplish whatever service He has called us to do and whatever task He has set before us! I love Joni’s illustration, “God’s tapestry of grace”. It is God’s grace and the power of His Holy Spirit that enable us to keep going, even in difficult circumstances and despite all obstacles! Praise the Lord! Be blessed today in HIM!
Lamentations 3:22-24: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”