The other day I found this neat story that depicts the Truth that God works in our lives for our good and His glory.
Why does it hurt so much when God works in our lives?
The following may sound cruel but it is true and apparently very effective. If a little lamb continuously strays from the rest of the flock, the shepherd will break one of its legs and then carry the lamb everywhere until the leg mends. This creates a bond between the shepherd and the lamb and the lamb never strays again.
When God needs to interfere in our lives because we are straying, He sometimes has to break our leg (figuratively speaking). During the healing process we are always aware of His presence and the bond between us grows stronger. When the healing is complete, not only are we stronger in the Lord, but we have also learnt a valuable lesson.
In times when you know God is busy changing you, cling to the hope that you will be better off in the end, despite the painful process. Never take your eyes of Him and ask Him to give you the strength to persevere.
May the Lord hold you close in the sometimes painful, changing process and remind you of His wonderful plans for you. And I pray you remember Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“Savior, Please” – Josh Wilson
Facing the Giants clip