Lysa Terkeurst in her book, “Forgiving What you Can’t Forget,” quotes C.S. Lewis about understanding what God is doing in any given moment in our lives, even when it involves pain, much more pain than we were expecting.

“He told us to think of ourselves as a house God is renovating. We think we know what work needs to be done-maybe some small repairs here and there- and then He starts knocking down walls. We are confused and feeling the pain of this level of rebuilding. But maybe His vision is much different than ours. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

2 Corinthians 4:16–18 (NASB95)

16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Let us not lose sight of the “eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.” He is working in us, and on us, so that He can work through us.

Invite someone to church this Sunday and trust God to work in your obedience.

I love you, Pastor Randy