Sea Glass and Smooth Stones

Sea glass gives us a perfect analogy for a Scriptural principles. See if you agree with this 1-minute devotion.

I love finding smooth stones and sea glass on the beach. 

It's amazing how being tossed in the ocean waves and thrown repeatedly against the shore can make rough, jagged edges smooth. 

When we cooperate with God in times of difficulty, we're like these stones. Our difficulties can smooth our rough spots of foolishness, remove selfish cracks, and soften sharp edges of pride. 

The process is hard. No one likes being "beaten against the shore and sucked back into the ocean depths." But the changes are invaluable. 

When we commit ourselves to God's purposes, we learn to accept these changes more graciously because we know we can trust Him to bring good out of our pain (Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 8:28). 

"Endure hardship as discipline...No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:7-11 

I know this is true. I've seen God bring wisdom and maturity into my life through difficult circumstances far more often than through easy circumstances.

Have you seen this in your life? 


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Sea glass gives us a perfect analogy for a Scriptural principles. See if you agree with this 1-minute devotion.

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  1. Thank you for this post. I have been reflecting much on similar thoughts lately & so this truly spoke to my heart this morning. Blessings!

    1. I'm glad that this was timely for you today. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
      Bless you,

  2. Exactly why James says to be joyful in ALL things! Great post!

  3. This is excellent! I am definitely being beaten against the shore right now but my prayer is it will produce a “harvest of righteousness.”