A labored blessing is a blessing that begins with trials, pain and heartbreak. One that brings you to your knees and you desperately seek the face of God. Labored Blessings can be a long journey no one wants to take. Although, at the end of that journey you look back and remember the moments of pain and heartache as well as the moments of joy and hope and you realize you’ve received a beautiful blessing in the midst of it all. A blessing that you have worked, cried, laughed and labored over. It is a precious moment when you see God shine through a valley you would never have chosen to walk through yourself. It is an even greater moment when you look at the changes around you and the bonding you have shared with God and you realize that if given the opportunity you would not change a thing. God’s plan is mighty and it does not always take us down the road we would have chosen for ourselves, but His plan is right and it is good.
”For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11