I am REALLY good at playing Job--I can sit under my tree or in my cave for hours on end--questioning God as to WHY? That does not change the circumstance, but does reflect my non-acceptance of where I am. Is that what God desires for me? I suspect not, no I know not.
What God desires is my courageous acceptance of where I am--and like Job, to remember Who is the God of the Universe and how mighty and great He is. I often say, "It is what it is.", but do I accept those circumstances in my heart? Am I brave enough to say "Yes--I am divorced, but I am not defined by that status. What defines me is Who I am in Christ---His beloved." Does the world give me my name and status or does God?
I am courageous---I KNOW that---I have spent my life conquering my fears and taking steps of faith into the dangerous unknown. Am I able to learn from the past, relish the good, forget the bad, and trust in Him? I am courageous, I do trust Him, so what is my hold up with accepting where He has me? My need and desire for control and to be placed in the position of dictating my life by what I see as best, and inability to turn it over to Him with faith. It is a process--I am learning--my faith is growing--I will wear the badge of "Courageous Acceptance"
Today I am thankful for the joy that comes from the faith
that in all things--He is glorified.
"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith;
be men of courage; be strong."
I Corinthians 16:13