At the end of the day, surrender is the key to winning. Learning to trust and believe in God’s best for your life is what matters most. Your battle probably won’t wrap up with a beautiful bow. It will most likely be frayed and tattered around the edges. However, those frays will tell a unique story. The testimony of your surrender and obedience to Christ will shine bright.
At the end of my battle with miscarriage, stillbirth, and infertility, I saw miracles. They were unexpected and beautifully written into my life by the greatest story teller of all: my Father in heaven.
I will never stop yearning for the day I am able to see my lost babies in heaven. And the pain of all those years of suffering will never completely go away, but my suffering forced a deep love for my Creator, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. Not even for those little lives I long to see.
In the end, the battle belongs to the Lord.
Once I surrendered, I recognized it was never really my battle to fight in the first place. (Tweet that.)
In this life we seem to move from one battlefield to the next. Each one is different yet requires the same act of surrender in order to achieve victory. The victory can be yours. If you surrender, it will be yours.
Victory does not always look the way we pictured it, but the Artist who designed your plan sees what we cannot, and learning to trust in Him is the most crucial decision you will ever make.
So, what is next? When the battle is still raging or even when the battle has been won, now what?
Pouring into the lives of others will wash your wounds clean. Use your gifts and wisdom acquired from the battle and fight for someone else.
Share your testimony and shout His mercy. And when you are sharing with someone else about your battle and victory, remember to point all glory to Christ.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
These verses tell me that all things were done…
- By Him
- Through Him
- For Him
- In Him
It is ALL about Him. Everything points back to Him. Through our pain and what we consider perfect days He is supreme. He is always first.
ALL things were done by Him, through Him, for Him, and in Him. And yet He extends His grace to us, seals us with the Holy Spirit, and gives us an inheritance not one of us deserves or can earn. (If you want to learn more about that, read Ephesians chapter one!)
His beauty is what will win the battle and it is through the choice of our surrender that allows Him to work.
Thank you for reading these last 31 days. May God continue to bless you throughout your journey on the battlefield!
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