Friday, August 16, 2013

Psalms 71:20

"Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth."
Psalms 71:20

This is good.  Although God asks us to face many challenges in our lives, some of which cause us a lot of soul searching and pain as we struggle to transform into the people we want to be, in the end he will literally (and figuratively I suppose) bring us back to life. :)
I think the whole idea of life being a test is important, in order to see things in the proper perspective.  If we think about this life as our only existence, or if we think about life as an amusement park, or whatever else, then there are definitely things that don't fit, and of course we would wonder why things happen the way they do.  But if we see life as a test of who we are and what we really want eternally... then all of it fits together, and it makes it easier to understand why God does what he does.  Every day we're choosing who we become, and where we will be after this life... with people like ourselves.  The troubles, although sometimes great and sore, are all temporary.  In the end, we will all be resurrected and receive the rewards that we have earned in this life.  Whoever we have been and whatever we have done will be restored to us, only eternally. :)  Today, let's endure our trials, knowing that they are temporary, and let's reach and stretch and grow into whatever we want to be forever.

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