Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/25/2019

Difficulties Are Fertilizer To Help Us Grow

by Hazel Straub

Have you had difficulties in your life that seem insurmountable? Negative thought patterns, the past you never overcome, repetitive destructive behavior patterns, hardship, sins you repeat and repeatedly ask God to forgive? When you belong to Christ, you are never alone. These situations come and we overcome, by growing through the pain and darkness. The stuff we go through that seems disastrous becomes the fertilizer that helps us grow through it and become beautiful, mature and productive, in the image of God.

We cry out to Daddy God, asking him to deliver us, immediately. Instead he accompanies us, as we go through the process. We are not the sin or pain with which we struggle. In our hardship, we fall on the Lord’s mercy and give him more of our heart. The dark struggle through the dirt, causes more of Jesus to shine through our life, through refining and dying to our flesh. He heals us and delivers us from all our fears. Abundant life, not as a survivor or victim but as a triumphant overcomer becomes our lifestyle. Our mess becomes a message that encourages and inspires many.

I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty. (Philippians 4:12-13 TPT)

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  1. Amen! Whether the difficulties are internal or external. ❤️

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  2. My aunt once said that there is a divine purpose for every obstacle that is being put in our path. Today’s post reminded me of what she once stated so lovingly.

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  3. A world of “fertilizer” is right, I know you are a follower of our Lord, as you consistently post the same “threads of thought” in which I experience and think about, Praise God, and thank you for your work!

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  4. So absolutely true and reminds me of the fact that I am never alone, that my Father is always with me no matter the circumstances or hardships. May I share this on my blog?

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    • Yes, you may share it on your blog as long as Pure Glory gets credit and nothing is changed in the post.


  5. Hello, Congrats!I have nominated you for Mystery Blogger Award 2019. Hope the link works. If not just go to my homepage: Copy the test and format it for you and your answers!

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    • Thank you for the nomination and the honor of the Mystery Blogger Award. However, we do not accept awards. Blessings to you!


  6. Amen!! Yes I’ve been there and continue to be but I see how God is maturing me to become more like him and I’m truly grateful cause at the end of it all I just want to become more like him and fulfill his will. 🙂 ❤ blessings to you as you continue to grow in Him daily.

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  7. Thank you for this timely reminder. God has a purpose for every trial that comes into your life. Nothing happens to you without God’s approval or purpose. God has the power to work things out for your good. Regardless of the circumstances you are facing God can make all things work to your good and to your benefit.   God’s perspective is not the same as yours. God sees the purpose and outcome of your trial. God sees the future while all you and I see is the present. God’s promises His presence in the time of your trial. God will never leave you nor forsake you.

    James 1:2, “My brethren count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations.”

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    • Yes! God turns everything for our good. What the enemy meant for evil God turns for our good.


  8. It’s been extremely difficult to think like this since my daughter died. Thanks.

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    • Sorry to hear about your daughter. May the God of all comfort, comfort you. God is holding you close and will never let you down. Blessings of comfort.

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  9. I Love this

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    • Praise God! All the difficult things merely make you grow through things, coming bigger and stronger, with great beauty!


  10. interesting way of putting it 😉

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    • Yes, gardeners know that extra debris will enrich the soil. It is the hard things that make the soil of our lives richer and make us stronger and bigger. Blessings!!!

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