Glorious Ruins…

Have you ever thought your life has been ruined?  There was a circumstance in your life that you thought was going to completely mess up what you thought the plan was for your life, and there wasn’t a way that you could recover?  I’ve been there in the past… and I am kindof there now.   There is a situation in my life that I just can’t understand why Karen and I going through. If you have followed us for any amount of time you may have heard of our septic issues with our previous house.  It sucks.  I feel like a part of our life is ruined, and that I’m not really sure how we will recover from it.

I question God…  I pray a lot for Him to change the situation… to fix it so that we can move on.

Then a few weeks ago I downloaded the new Glorious Ruins album from Hillsong, and when I read the title I felt a tugging at my heart. I knew listening to this God was going to be using it as a way to speak to me.  I listened to the album like 20 times a few times through, and then one morning on my way driving to work it happened.

I’ll walk through the fire
With my head lifted high
And my spirit revived in Your story
And I’ll look to the cross
As my failure is lost
In the light of Your glorious grace

That little “pre” chorus hit me like a flood of emotion.  This whole time I have been trying to figure what our next step should be.  What should we do.. who should we call.. what else could we possibly do. Then as if God was speaking to me he said that even though I feel like this is my biggest failure, He is NOT done writing Karen and I’s story.  A situation that looks dark, and dreary He can still use that for his GLORY.  So even though I am walking through the fire I need to keep my focus on Christ, and know that even though I can’t see the what’s around the corner from this situation God is preparing a way for us.

I just want to encourage you if you feel like your life is ruined and you don’t think that God can possibly turn around a situation. You’re wrong.. He can, and He can turn those ruins into something so beautiful that we won’t be able to keep quiet about it.  We will want to tell the whole world of the amazing work God has done.  He made this Glorious Ruins.

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