I opened Jesus Calling for today and this is what it said:
When you are plagued by a persistent problem—one that goes on and on—view it as a rich opportunity. An ongoing problem is like a tutor who is always by your side. The learning possibilities are limited only by your willingness to be teachable. In faith, thank Me for your problem. Ask Me to open your eyes and your heart to all that I am accomplishing through this difficulty. Once you have become grateful for a problem, it loses its power to drag you down. On the contrary, your thankful attitude will lift you up into heavenly places with Me. From this perspective, your difficulty can be seen as a slight, temporary distress that is producing for you a tremendous Glory never to cease! December 18, Jesus Calling 2013.
I was awed. I just sat there and read it again. and again. and again. I was going to end this email with the question, “Can you believe it?” But I know you can. The same God that is touching me profoundly and continually with His grace is the same God you love and serve.
The moment I read this I knew I had to share this wonderful God moment with you.
May God richly bless you today as He did me first thing this morning.