I have many times seen a place where two rocks have come together, either natural or man-made and a tiny flower will be blooming between the rocks. It is always a sight which both amazes and blesses me.
The Lord allows hard places to come into our lives. Sometimes these hard places come in the form of a situation we desire but cannot seem to have. Sometimes they come in the form of need we believe we need supplied, but which seems to have no answer.
Whatever the hard place, the Lord knows it is there. He has either placed it there, or allowed it to remain for a purpose. Perhaps He has us there to pray for people in that hard situation. Perhaps He has us there to pray for people in similar hard situations whom we may not even know. . . He knows them. Perhaps He has us there that we may learn to trust in Him for our supply and not in money or people.
Whatever the hard situation, whatever the reason it is there, it is ultimately for our good. We can believe that and trust it to be true whole-heartedly. Our God is after our best interest and He works that which is for our good. It may not always be for our "like" or for our "want," but it is always for our good.
If we find ourselves in those hard places, let us ask the Lord to reveal Himself, His purpose and His will to us in those hard places. Then let us lift the sacrifice of praise to Him for being in those very hard places.
Let us, like the little flowers, bloom amid the rock, bringing color and life and beauty to that which was gray and dark and empty.
"And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. " 2 Corinthians 12:9