In Love's Everlasting Courage, the main character, Clark, goes through many hard and trying times. He goes through a deep loss and pain and also has troubles with his crops, causing him to feel in a way that God has left him because he has allowed all this suffering.
At one point, Clark's father talks to him and shares with him some loving and wise words.
When I heard these words, I felt a sort of freedom in knowledge. They were something I knew in my heart, but hearing them in the way they were said was so completely perfect in reminding me of this truth...
"There are wonders all around, things to be thankful for.
God blesses us with so many special gifts...
The truth of God's love is not that He allows bad things to happen. It's His promise that He will be standing there right beside you when they do.
No matter how hard things get, we will be there right beside you. And so will God."
~Love's Everlasting Courage
So, today I don't have a photo thought or a photo with words like I usually post on Fridays. But I did want to share those words, words that got to my heart, words I know God wanted me to hear even if through a movie. I enjoyed watching it, but all the more so I was thankful for what I took away from it.
So many people find it hard to trust God because of suffering they see or endure themselves. But our faith becomes stronger when we see it from the other side, the true side.
We have to keep faithful and know in our hearts that walking with the Lord does not mean that he will never let us experience hardships and times of trial in our lives, sometimes to the point of feeling helpless and hopeless. It means that when we are faced with those things, he will be right there carrying us through, never leaving our side. All we have to do is feel him there.
When we come to realize and know this, it is life changing!
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Thank you for reading.
I hope you have a blessed day!!