Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died (John 11:23). 

Those were the words of Martha – and in a literal sense, between healing the sick and raising the dead, the latter would be perceived by many as the bigger change.

Whenever awards for improvement in performance are given, it is likely to be given those persons who recorded the biggest change in position. One who moves from a significantly lower-low to a higher-high.

In our walk with God, there really appears to be times when He seems to watch us hit those lower lows. This is so that when your lifting happens later, we are left with gaps in that experience where all our intellectual reasoning and best logic would fail to offer a convincing  and accurate explanation. A situation where there is a gap such that the only variable that sufficiently plugs the in to give the said situation any meaning is “God”.

Beloved, the depths of the low is the price you pay for the heights of the highs. At your lowest point, you may indeed pay with your tears, your prayers and very many losses, but this is so that any lifting that follows has a  foundation.


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