Monday, 6 September 2010


“He has made everything beautiful in its time....”

When you watch a gardener or landscaper at work, it is difficult to see what plans they have in mind for the piece of ground they are working on. They start out with making a huge mess; digging up the soil, moving plants, stones and everything else from place to place. The ground they are working on is strewn with all sorts of instruments - diggers, dirt collectors, water cans and the rest of it.

The work is tiresome and requires a lot of patience and enormous focus. However eventually, bit by bit, each square inch of the land they are working on begins to take shape. The beauty of their creation starts to come forth. To the gardener or landscaper, he has always had this picture in mind, but had to go through a process of creating it on the ground. To the viewer, this was not so evident, all they could see was a mess, which one day, became beautiful. somehow started to take shape, becoming gradually beautiful.

Thinking about the promise of Ecclesiastes 3:11, it means that at certain points in our lives there will be unavoidable things or events that will appear to be ugly, and will be unwanted and uncomfortable. As you read this I am sure certain issues and circumstances come to mind. Yes, I know I have a few crazy situations of my own, some taller than my 5-foot self!

However we must not be surprised that there are seasons or times when our lives seem ugly, filled with so much strife and confusion. Peter even warns us about this in 1 Peter 4:12  which reads “Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you”(AMP).  These seasons are sure to come. It is our behaviour during such seasons that is most important.

Expanding Ecclesiastes 3:11  the second part of that verse reads “He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (NIV)

Though we may never know all that God is doing in our lives, we can always count on the fact that God is preparing our hearts for something great and for eternity.

Be encouraged, your season of trials, however long and heavy they may seem, is brief and light compared to the great things God has done and is doing with and in you. Romans 8:28 encourages us of this.

As you have been promised in Ecclesiastes 3:11, that difficult situation will eventually be beautiful in your sight. I know it is hard, right at this moment it is hard, to conjure up a picture of everything working out fine. This is okay. God’s wonderful plans for you are by definition beyond our imagination as we read in Ephesians 3:20, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” (The Message)

Today, I encourage you to hold on and stay strong. In the good and bad situations, God is STILL GOOD! He has not stopped being good because we go through trials and tribulations. Even those, He will work out for our own good and we will come out as gold golden.

Until you see God’s lovely workmanship taking place, just hold on to His promises, the very ones in His word, the ones He has spoken to you in your private place.

Sing Psalms to encourage your soul, with everything within you
sing praises to the God who has been faithful since the days of old.

Hold on to the hope that eventually the season of whatever it is you are going through, will be over, and you will find that indeed, He does make everything beautiful in His own time.

Stay strong, be bold
The Lord your God
has been faithful
Since the days of old

Stay strong, be bold
This too will pass
And you will come
out as pure gold

Much Love, Remi

***picture by google***



Jaycee said...


You must have been in the service I attended this morning. The pastor talked about the purification of gold through fire. It can't be pure unless it goes through the fiery ordeal. May God give us the strength and grace to stand firm in the face of fire.

Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing always, Remi.

PS: Lol @ your 5-foot self.

FullComplexity said...

Wow. I so needed to read this. And this was exactly what my Bishop preached tonight in service.

We must go through the process. But the key is to hold on. His promises will come to pass. He is not a man that should lie.

Wonderful blog!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

@Jaycee - lol. the spirit is one. Yes it can't be pure unless it goes through crazy fire. However that 'fire going through process' is not funny at all. My hope and believe is that when we hold on long enough in believe and obedience, we will come out as gold.

lol at 5 foot self! you know! lol
How are you girl? A new day a new week - Make it glorious by God's grace - Amen.

@ FullComplexity - Amen! Yes God is faithful. Again I say the spirit is one! God knows that a lot of His children, we are going through some crazy things right now. In the midst of it all, we are saying, but God why is it not working. However, even in the mess, He is working. His record of faithfulness is next to none!
Thank you regarding the blog.. :-) God bless

Rainyjoy said...

i needed to read this post as i do not understand why i am in this present circumstance. i know all things are working out for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose but am weary at the moment, i feel like my feet can know longer stand firm in His word.

if it won't be too much to ask, please do say a prayer for me.

thanks for sharing.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

@Rainjoy - Hey girl, How are you? A prayer I uttered for you. I know what you mean about 'being in a circumstance' I can tell you hand on heart that I am in crazy circumstances as well. BUT, I know God is up to something. I want to encourage you to hold on to whatever dream that God has given you. In the midst of your circumstance, Iknow it is hard, but start and keep praising God like you lost your mind! lol. Yup, for one, it lifts the heavy burden, and secondly, praise breaks strongholds and gives renewed strength and focus.
Focus on the goal - where you are going. Keep asking for God's strength every single step of the way and He will give it. He never gives us more than we can handle, so He already knows that you will come through. But the key is to keep your eyes on Him and the purpose which He has created you for. It is and will be well. We will all have a testimony soon - testimonies that will rock blogsville, I pray in Jesus name...
Much Love, *hugs*

jhazmyn said...

"To the viewer, this was not so evident, all they could see was a mess, which one day, became beautiful. somehow started to take shape, becoming gradually beautiful."

Those words are a constant reminder for me. Some days, i wanna hide cos i feel, i seem a mess...but deep down i know, the work of beauty is being perfected within me, Bless you for sharing this remi

David C Brown said...

It's always important to trust the One who knows best. "But we do know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose".

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing, fiery fires of life are necessary to purify us for the master's use

Remi, United Kingdom said...

@jhazmyn, I know what you mean about being a mess. Sometimes I just want to run and hide to. Sometimes I actually do, and then I remember that my God is bigger than all of these and if God does not answer me, well it is name oh. So He will answer. It will be completely well. We just got to hold on to his promises and in-built knowledge that we know He is a faithful and good God! Make a great weekend. x

@ David C Brown - sir you are perfectly right. We have and must trust in the one who made us. So true. How are you keeping? God bless you loads xx

@Debbie - yes girl, so true. It was good seeing you yesterday. I am still waiting for my date oh. love loads . xx