Forgive me for not having a happy and light-hearted greeting for you today, but my heart hurts. I see so many people around me that are hopeless because of the battles they’re facing. But while my heart is heavy, it’s at the same time full of hope because I have the answer. I know that in the breaking is where the breakthrough is hidden.
I’m speaking from experience because I know firsthand the weight of God’s glory in the depth of the darkest valley, so you can believe what I say.
If I could physically take the things I’ve learned about the faithfulness of God out of me and plant them into you, I would do it! I have no doubt that if I sat down with you and shared some of the things I’ve experienced in my life, you’d be blown away. My story is great, but I want you to see God’s glory in your story. You are the only one that can walk this out.
Finding a Breakthrough is Personal
The process has to be personal. It has to be your journey so that you’ll have a testimony to share when it’s over.
Don’t get me wrong. Hearing the testimonies of others stirs faith in us, yes! But there’s something about owning your fight that will stamp Jesus onto your heart forever. It will take time. But I promise if you don’t give up and if you trust God, you will see Him in a new and beautiful way.
If you’re willing to contend for your breakthrough, keep reading. If not, you need to know that you could be missing the miracle that God has planted deep inside your struggle. You must understand though that this can’t be just a mental agreement, but a total abandonment to trust in God.
Matthew 6:33 is clear when it says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” In the scriptures leading up to this one, Jesus tells us not to worry, and he reminds us that God takes care of the birds of the air and the flowers of the field. That he knows what we need and that he will take care of us even more than them. Isn’t that comforting?!
there is beauty in the breaking
Did you notice the word “but” in the scripture above? It’s clear that there is a responsibility on our end. Of course, God loves to bless us, to heal us, and to manifest his power so that we can experience it. But more than anything, he wants our hearts. He wants us to see and know the wonder of Him, to experience every facet of Him.
And honestly, there are some things that can only be discovered in the dark places of life.
Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” The word ‘seek’ means to search for, to try to find, to ask for. He wants us to search for him, to try to find him, and to ask for him with all of our hearts. When we do, we will find him. But we have to want him more than we want our need to be met.
When you get to that place, you will find your miracle.
What’s your heart crying out for today? Is it for healing in your body? For a wayward child? A broken marriage? Whatever it is, God is the answer. You can trust him. He knows what you need. And he has a plan to work all of it into your story: both for your good and His glory.
It will take time and some heartbreak, but it’s the only pathway to your breakthrough. There’s no way around it.
What will you do while you wait for your breakthrough?
What will you do while you wait? Will you let anxiety and worry consume you? Will you give up or will you crawl up into the lap of your Father and lock your eyes on his? My hope is that you’ll do the latter because it’s the only way you’ll know him the way I do. He wants you to know him that way.
Let’s take a look at Isaiah 26:3. It’s one of my favorite biblical promises. “You will keep in perfect peace, all who trust in You, those whose thoughts are fixed on You.” What this means is that your thoughts must be fixed on him, not the problem.
Will you seek him? Will you let what was designed to break you bring you to your breakthrough? Will you let God show you that your breakthrough is hidden in the breaking?
I hope that you do! I’m praying that you take this message to heart and put it into practice.
If you need someone to join with you in prayer, I’m here for you. I’d love to pray for you. Email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can count on me to go to the Father on your behalf. If you’d like to be a part of The Warrior Bride community, be sure to use the subscribe form on this page to join. We’d love to have you!
Until next time, be blessed in the name of Jesus.