One of my favorite chapters in the bible. My heart feels warm and fuzzy at “I have called you by name. You are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.“
Can we rest in that for a moment?
“I have called you by name. You are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.”
Life definitely has it’s ups and downs, but I am so grateful that I do not have to experience this roller coaster alone. I am so grateful that the challenges that life bring aren’t going to last forever and that God fulfills His promises. I am so grateful that I have someone much stronger than me, fighting on my behalf, consoling me when I’m crying, and encouraging me when I feel broken.
You’re not alone. It may feel that way and you may even be thinking, “where is God in all of this?” He’s with you. I’ve learned that just because you believe in God, it doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t go through some rough things. God never promised that we would escape the troubles of this world. We’ll be challenged, we’ll be judged, we’ll feel sad, but we will overcome through Him.
I am saying this also to myself. We all have challenges. Just because we don’t post about it often on Facebook, it doesn’t mean we don’t have them. EVERYONE struggles. I am only being transparent about my struggles for the glory of God and because I want people to know that no, I don’t have it all together. No, I am not perfect. No, I am not free of trouble. I cry, I scream, I get angry, and I feel broken sometimes. But the beautiful thing about that all is that I am not alone. I have a God that consoles me, that speaks life into me, and encourages me when I want to give up and Lord knows how many times I’ve wanted to give in. I have a God that can move mountains and can change people. I can’t, but He can.
I want to belong to the Lord for all of eternity. His love is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. There’s so much fullness and joy in Him that I cannot explain in words, but I pray that you are all able to experience.
I know you’re going through it. I feel you, brothers and sisters, but please know that you are not going through this alone. God’s working things out for your good and His glory.
He loves you FAR more than you realize.