Many Faces of Family - Aug. 2018

Puzzling Reflections

It used to be that during trials and tribulations the puzzling circumstances and unclear future would send me down a dark path of fear and anxiety.  I resented God for not painting a perfectly clear picture of my future, and I used to pray and pray for clarity that would not come.  My journey in prayer ministry has helped me to accept the puzzling circumstances and imperfect views God gives me.  I am not meant to understand fully, and I can rest in God’s hand knowing the uncertainty.  It is a miracle I am able to trust God today.  No matter what I see, no matter how puzzling the circumstances, and no matter how unclear or imperfect everything seems, I am OK with not knowing everything NOW.  1 Corinthians 13:12 states, “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”   I trust God knows me completely, and I know that one day I will see with perfect clarity and rejoice with my Savior. 

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The Many Faces of Family:

Each and every story matters. We all have a need to be seen, known and welcomed to come and share our part. The Many Faces of Family is one of the ways we will share stories and interviews of those who are living out their journey of healing to say, “We believe God can transform our pain into compassion for others.” Join us as we learn more about brothers and sisters, parts of the community of Christ, who share who they are, where they’ve been, some of the mess, and what it takes to journey home again.