Lately, I’ve been going through old journals from a time filled with a series of devastating losses. Viewed through the safe distance of hindsight, the words penned in darkness years ago paint a glorious picture of redemption for today. They bear evidence of whispered promises long forgotten which have now been born to life, desperate prayers answered in miraculous ways, and the greatest joy birthed through unbearable suffering.
They are evidence of God moving in the dark when I couldn’t see a thing, testimonies that our suffering is never the end of the story: the Bigger Plan is good. The darkest moments make the best fertilizer. And in God’s Hands, the worst things become the sweetest fruit.
So hold on, and remember… You were created to bloom.
Just keep moving forward and trust the fruit will come in time.
Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the LORD will display his glory, the splendor of our God. ~ Isaiah 32:5 NLT