In Others’ Words: Friction
I can read the passage about counting trials as “all joy” and nod my head, thinking, “Of course I will. I’m your girl, God. Bring it on.”
And then God goes about polishing and perfecting me. He reveals my sin, scraping it off so that I stumble over a heap of filthy rags at my feet.
He allows trouble. Distress that goes far beyond disappointment all the way to heart-rending pain that brings me to my knees. I know I am allowed to come before His throne of mercy … but I’m not certain I have the strength to crawl there.
Somehow, someway, I have to remember that the friction … the adversity … is God’s process to polish and perfect me. He sees great worth in me when I see nothing more than a plain old ordinary rock.
“I have engraved you on the palms of my hands …” Isaiah 49:16 NIV
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