“in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger…” (2 Corinthians 6:5)
I think it’s easy to throw up our hands and say, “my life is for HIS Glory! God’s Glory!”
Then in the thick of it. We start to think? “Is this what GLORY looks like? Shouldn’t it look triumphant, victorious, and powerful?
Oh dear heart, God never said HOW his glory would shine through your life..
It might not be the way you quite imagined it.
Maybe, instead it’s through singleness, death, failure, weakness, hardship, persecution, mental-health, or the weathering trials of motherhood.
Maybe today he is being glorified through the perseverance and strength you are exhibiting.
Today, I sat with my head between my hands. Crying…I felt exhausted. Weak. Torn-apart. As my friend put it, “I just feel tired from always feeling in demand.”
I’m just a tired mom.
Yet, to think God is glorified through my weakness
To think, when I fail my kids he can still be glorified.
To think, in burn-out he can be glorified.
To think that in my exhausted state, I can rest my weary eyes and still say-to GOD be the Glory.
Now, that my friends is surrender.
Our constant mantra of success stories and victories-they only put limits on a God who can also be glorified through our failures, our heartaches, our limitations and our weariness.
To God be the Glory.