June 5th, 2019
Sometimes in order for God to show us our foundation, He will need to wash away the muck in our life. That process can spiral us towards rock bottom, but that is the rock we need to build upon. That process of washing is usually full of painful disappointments. I've learned we can react in two ways to Life's painful lessons:
1. Shut off the pain by closing off our heart. This will cause us to grow resentful and bitter towards life, darkening our eyes to only see meaningless suffering, making us feel as the ever victim to life's injustices. Hate will consume us.
2. Opening our heart to God. This will cause us to feel even more pain, but that pain lets us know that our heart is still alive. Suffering will have meaning and we will see God's hand in every trial. Our appreciation for what is good, true, and beautiful will deepen and Love will envelop us.