Quite profound and true words of wisdom you shared! I’ve been through some sad and painful things over the last dozen years that eventually altered me internally and externally, but, I still function very well by His grace and many would not have prevailed as I did if confronted with the same challenges, so, I must count my blessings and accept the outward appearance of what seems unfortunate, but, in reality is only what comes to all of we humans one way or another; change and broken as all things in the material world will do! Then realizing that the ultimate and important invisible change took place on the inside or hidden; the spiritual or deep in my soul; which belongs to God! So, whatever benefit will eventually be derived from all of this challenge and my suffering, will be manifested in His presence, when I complete my time on this earth and then really join with Him in His glorious loving Holy perfection; then I will be completely transformed into His eternal image and likeness, as a perfect child of God; at which time everything will be fine, so completely happy and joyous beyond imagination!
“Jesus, our Lord, entered our world, just so that we could enter His, becoming witnesses of His Greatness.
Until we are seen, until we believe in Him, we only believe that we see Him, in reality, seeing only a vague form. Those who see Him will not be able to remain the same.” “When God Approached – Max Lucado”
This tells me that all things are in God’s hands as His plan unfolds and that these changes are both inevitable and they serve His Divine purpose; so that in the end we are able to have a perfect loving relationship with Him as unique individual free children of God’s. Perhaps this is analogous with birth pains being part of every new child coming into this existence, not easy, but, worth the effort and desire to know and love Him.
God bless you.