For the past six years there has been a legal issue that my family has been dealing with.
While we know that God covers and has been faithful, We still had this lingering thing following us,in the back of our mind it was there. It's like when Paul talked about the thorn in His flesh that would not leave.
2 Corinthians 12:7 Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
God knows how to keep us humble and dependent on him. I know that I've prayed and cried out to God more that ever in my life and while the response/solutions were not always immediate, God knows what He is doing. I know He knows, because the deep down peace (my definition of peace is evidenced by ones ability to sleep well, concentrate and focus, laugh, talk, eat,be thoughtful of others; in other words knowing there is an issue at hand but be able to function wholly) that He has given me truly is a gift from God.
(v.8) Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
This peace that I've experienced doesn't mean that I wasn't concerned. I was concerned, but my concern did not consume my life or thoughts or spirit. God demonstrated His power to keep me and perfect my weakness (my definition of weakness in this instat is ones propensity when facing challenges to be despondent, unable to focus/function, constant worry, easily irritated, depressed etc.) God kept me from experiencing all these things because I trusted Him to know that he would not forsake me or leave me. I've trusted Him to prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies. I trust God because He has not brought me this far to leave me.
(v.10) That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
I have learnt something about myself through all this. I have learnt that I am strong. This strength is not of my own, but God given strength ( my definition of strength is the ability to go though and no one knows or have an incline because of how you carry yourself; not whining, complaining or attention seeking). God has given me strength of character, resilience and a persevering spirit.
God has awarded us closure; closure in our Favor. This long drawn out issue now finally coming to a close has kept me grounded, humble, centered on God. Most importantly, I've proven God to be Faithful, A Provider, Protector............Hallelujah..Thank you Jesus.... You move all mountains.... YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!