“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
– Ecclesiastes 3:11
Yesterday, we revealed that even if we feel “chopped down,” we are actually being pruned for something better. This principle reminded me of a story of how God will renew good things in your life! When I was in my early 20s, a friend of mine was in a long-term relationship with an amazing, beautiful, and intelligent girl. She wanted to get married and needed to know his intentions. She asked, “Do you want to get married or not?” She wanted to know if she should continue investing in their relationship. He finally said, “I don’t want to be married; I don’t think it’s best for me. I’m sorry, I think we should break up.”
After a few weeks, he realized he had made a terrible mistake. He tried his hardest for months to get her back. She met another good man, married him, and moved on with her life. For months my friend was in utter despair. He felt as if he had “chopped down” his own life. He was continually spinning his wheels over the decision to let go of someone so special. Due to our pride and ego, sometimes we can be connected to something great, but don’t realize what we have until it’s gone. Talk about being human, right?
Friend, I want you to know God can, and will, renew the good things in your life! It took some time, but my friend ended up meeting someone just as wonderful, got married, and is very happy now. The last thing we should do is beat ourselves up and push ourselves down. God has a plan for you and cares about your life!
Father, help me to see when I am connected to something great and show me how to value it.
How has God shown He cares about your life? What has he renewed for you?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.