FROM DEVOTIONAL “WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW”
1 Peter 4:12-13 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Have you ever got up in the morning and went to the bathroom to brush your teeth before starting your day, only to remember that you forgot to stop at the store the day before to pick up toothpaste? You stand there staring at the almost empty tube thinking that you aren’t going to be able to get enough out of it to brush your teeth. Already running late, you need to brush your teeth before leaving the house; therefore, you have got to figure out a way to get the last ounce of toothpaste out of the tube.
So what do you do? You got it! You start rolling up that tube, so you can get more out of it. The container may look empty, but you and I know if we roll it up, if there is anything is left in that tube it’s going to be pushed out.
There are times in life when you feel like you are at our wits end. You don’t know which way to turn, and you don’t know how much more you can take. Look out now, you’re being ROLLED UP.
You feel as though you have cried until you just can’t cry any more. Everything within you wants to give up. You cry out to the Lord as Elijah did “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life” You’re being ROLLED UP
You have exhausted every option you have. You don’t know what else to do, you feel totally empty. You don’t feel you can make another step. However, something so deep inside is pushing you. God is ROLLING YOU UP.
You just want to throw your hands up and say, “I have done all I know to do; I’ve prayed and prayed, yet nothing has changed!” Why do I even keep trying? Well guess what? You are being ROLLED UP.
Whatever situation you’re facing right now, whatever is getting on your last nerve, know that you are being ROLLED UP. God wants to get more out of you. He knows you there is more to you than what you can see, and sometimes He has to ROLL US UP to get it out of us
This thing that has come to try you is not to destroy you, but to strengthen you, to give you more faith, more endurance. God desires for you to have more praise, more worship and more of a testimony. And sometimes it takes ROLLING US UP to bring it forth. I don’t know about you, but I want to give God the very best that I have, and if He has to ROLL ME UP to get, then let His will be done.
So I say to you today be encouraged as you are ROLLED UP, because the best is yet to come forth.
ROLL ME UP LORD!
2 Cor 4:8-9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;