Most of us know about the pounding that a precious stone must endure in order to become a diamond. Although that holds true for the diamond, it can be hard to keep that thought in mind when we are going through our crisis. No one enjoys being a diamond in the rough.
Recently I read an intriguing story in my Daily Bread, about a place in California called Glass Beach. It got its’ name because of trash and rubbish that people throw into the water. It is said that the undercurrents and the waves break the glass and rubbish and wash it out to sea. Then the surf pounds the glass fragments and creates gemlike “sea glass,” which eventually comes back onto the beach and creates a kaleidoscope of beauty. Glass Beach is the result of a natural occurrence in nature caused by the pounding of the waves and undercurrents of the sea. When looking at the pictures, I found it fascinating that rubbish and trash can be turned into something so beautiful without the touch of man’s hand.
If we look around, we will see that there are numerous ways in which something beautiful can come out of our rubbish. Sometimes all we need to do is move aside and let nature take its course. We spend so much time trying to navigate our lives, when God has already set up the universe to come to our defense. The more you learn to let go the easier it becomes. The desire to control will still hover above, but you will not allow it take over. You will find yourself gently letting go of the reins as you rest in the peace of knowing, that “Gods got this.” No matter how troubling the outcome may seem in your imagination, you can always replace that visual with one known to be true in your time of need. It’s called falling back on your faith. I do it all the time. This is when you remember where God has brought you from. Release your desire to be in control of the outcome and never underestimate His power. There can be excitement in the unknown if you allow yourself to go with the flow and watch God at work. The greatest part of all is His outcome will always trump what you had in mind. He never ceases to amaze me when I allow Him to pound me into perfection. (Image courtesty of Yongkiet at freedigitalphotos.net)