The Value of Hard Places 11-10-19

Good day everyone. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. Today as we are walking in the newness of what God has presented for this moment, there are some of us going through hard times be it financial, physical, mental or spiritual. I’m here to tell you that there is a balm in Gilead! Just keep reading and you will be blessed.

Today’s Prayer

Father, we want to have the hearts of the wise that teaches our mouths, and adds learning to our lips. May we speak pleasant words that are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones (based on Prov. 16:23 -24). May wisdom, instruction, encouragement, praise, honor, and love to others and glory to You always come from our hearts and mouths. We praise You and exalt You, Oh Lord. In JESUS’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

 The Value of Hard Places

So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 2 Corinthians 4:12

Being forced into hard places gives us a whole new perspective on life. Things we once valued no longer hold the same value. Small things become big things, and what we once thought big no longer holds such importance.

These hard places allow us to identify with the sufferings of others. It keeps us from having a shallow view of the hardships of others and allows us to truly identify with them. Those who speak of such trials from no experience often judge others who have had such hardship. It is a superficiality of Christian experience that often permeates shallow believers.

Those who have walked in hard places immediately have a kinship with others who have walked there also. They do not need to explain; they merely look at one another with mutual respect and admiration for their common experience. They know that death has worked a special thing in them. This death leads to life in others because of the hard places God has taken them through.

It is impossible to appreciate any valley experience while you are in it. However, once you have reached the top of the mountain, you are able to appreciate what terrain you have passed through. You marvel at what you were able to walk through. The valley of the shadow of death has yielded more than you ever thought possible. You are able to appreciate the beauty of the experience and lay aside the sorrow and pain it may have produced.

Death works in you for a greater purpose. If you are there today, be assured that God is producing something of much greater value than you will ever know.

Quote of the Day

Waiting for God means…readiness for any command; that sense of perpetual suspense which listens for the word in order that it may be immediately obeyed. Those who wait for God are pilgrim souls that have no tie that will hold them when the definite command is issued; no prejudices that will paralyse their effort when in some strange coming of the light they are commanded to take a pathway entirely different to

that which was theirs before; having no interests either temporal or eternal, either material or mental or spiritual, that will conflict with the will of God when that will is made known.

G. Campbell Morgan





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

2 CommentsAdd Yours

  1. Joseph Tschappat

    Timely word of encouragement.
    Thank you

    • Glenn Sterrett

      You’re more than welcome

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