The Grit and Pearls of life

By Sharon Humphrey - North Pine Baptist

I had one of those moments the other day. As rough as your life may get, God can always cut through. He takes you by surprise, but you just know it’s one of those God moments.

My life at the moment is gritty and uncomfortable. I have a beautiful family whom I love dearly, but life is just plain gritty and uncomfortable. I’m not liking it at all!

We have devotions at my workplace, and the person that was taking it one morning was mentioning ‘grit’ and ‘pearls’. Apparently, grit makes the pearl, and this was not what I wanted to hear, as I had enough of grit in my life!

We are so eager to get the pearls, without the pain. But pain or ‘grit’ helps us to lean not on our own understanding, but on God’s (Proverbs 3:5-6).

He helps us through and we will finally be the pearl.

We are constantly being transformed.
2 Corinthians 3:18 ‘And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with every increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit’.