From Crushed to Elevated

By: Kasia Chatman

You know the saying, “There is always sunshine after the storm.”

We say it often, but do we truly believe it?


In reality, we all experience a crushing season or a “storm” in our life. Whether if it is losing a loved one. Losing a child. Losing a job. Getting a divorce. Going through depression. Going through anxiety. Going through addiction. Going through bankruptcy. Being abused, verbally or physically. All in all, just losing a part of ourselves.


The enemy would have us to believe that the crushing we are experiencing is a result of God punished us for our past or that He is not present in our lives. I have some good news.


The devil has been lying to you.


The crushing you are experiencing is not for your destruction, but for your elevation.


In his new book, “Crushing,” Bishop T.D. Jakes explains this by stating, “Amazingly enough, however, what if our God is so powerful, so good, and so loving that He turns the tables on the tares and uses them to make us stronger, truer, and more dependent on Him.”


Do you know what this means? This means you are not being crushed for the things you did or because God is angry with you. You are being crushed because God is using it to fulfil his purpose through you.


We know this from the story of Job. God allowed Job to go through a crushing season, but he BLESSED the latter part of Job’s life MORE than the former part.


Do NOT focus so much on the parts of your life that were crushed that you miss the elevation God is trying to do within your life. There IS always sunshine after a storm.


1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.


2 Corinthians 4:17

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

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8 comments

  • Renee Chatman 07:58 AM

    Those were encouraging words for ANYONE going through! Love you, Kasia!

  • Kimberly chatman 12:18 AM

    Awesome Awesome this is very good baby keep up the good work GOD loves you and i do too♥💚

  • Christa Brown 09:10 PM

    Great job cousin🙌🏾 We have to know who we belong to in every season. God is Good .. Love you Kay..

  • Chante’ Chatman 07:58 PM

    OMG!!! This is very PROFOUND, Soror!! You hit the nail on the head. Our script has already been written and despite of our crushing season, Jesus Christ has declared that WE WILL WIN!!👑 Your Blog is AMAZING… It has blessed my soul. 🙌🏽 #greatjobmysweetniece

  • Monica Jones 06:29 PM

    Great Job Kasia! Trials come and go but we have to realize, God always has our back. I got to stay focused so I don’t miss my elevation.

  • Angela Oden 04:13 PM

    Only a person with experience can use these powerful words! Never miss your crushing season” it comes to save you not buried you! #nocrossnocrown 👑

  • Candace Pope 04:03 PM

    Awesome my love. The word is right and true all by itself. Continue to let God use you daughter. Love mommy.

  • Jaleesa 03:05 PM

    Great job cousin! Love you 😘

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