Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HE Repeats Himself

So, the other day I was reading A Prayer for Hope on this blog and was drawn to this line: because He knows what comes down the road and each moment could be His way of equipping you. I was in the middle of a struggle and was so encouraged to be reminded that God will use each trial I face as a way to prepare me for "someday."
As I pondered that thought, I was reminded of an entry from God Calling which had spoken the same hope to me. It says, Life is a training school. Remember, only the pupil giving great promise of future good work would be so singled out by the Master for strenuous and unwearied discipline, teaching and training.
Remembering that truth made me think of another Truth God has spoken to me before. From James. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4)

Considering this third assurance of God's purposeful utilization of trials convinced me, God repeats Himself. I was in the middle of a minor storm - wondering how I was going to make it, and what possible purpose there could be for me to be going through it. And there God was, reminding me three times that He knows what He's doing, and I can trust Him.
Yes. He knows what I need. He knows that I'm a little slow and sometimes I need to hear the same thing over and over again. So HE repeats Himself.
And I am so thankful!

Has God been repeating Himself to you, too?

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9 comments:

Jessica said...

Probably. LOL I need lots of reminders. I love it when he uses the kids to do it too.

Anonymous said...

I am soooooo SLOW myself!! lol!! Love when I get these reminders though! This is a great one! Putting this one in my journal...must have a hard copy of these! ;)

Have a great day!
Patricia nyc

O Mom said...

I am still amazed at how He "repeats Himself". When it happens I just have to stop and be in awe! I had a word for my sister the other day and wasn't even sure about it (hate it when I'm like that) but gave it to her anyway...and then it kept coming back to me in so many different ways and ended up being the biggest blessing not just for her but for me too!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I am so glad that God indeed repeats Himself at times! Sometimes we just need the reminder to open our ears and LISTEN!

Love to you -

Ronel Sidney said...

All the time.

Mary said...

I'm like my 3 year old sometimes. I know how often I have to repeat myself with her. LOL And I know God does the same thing with me. :)

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Yes, He is repeating Himself but my weak-faithed self just keep asking why!

God Calling journal, I HAVE THAT! I love it.

smooches,
Larie

Leah said...

Karen,

I had the very same thing happen to me this week. I was desperately in need of reassurance from the Father and He tenderly provided it.

Don't you love how He loves us?

Leah

Angie Muresan said...

Patiently, He has. I have been sidetracked for so long, and disoriented, but He hasn't given up on me.