Have y’all ever had one of those weeks where everything just kin of hits you at once and when you think it gets better, you just find out something else bad is happening? I mean you know..the hard days, the days where a silver lining is just not in the books for anytime soon. I think these type of days are the ones where, at least, my faith is tested the most..
Give me a day where I see all my friends, I eat my favorite foods, I am just in a great mood and I am sure I could talk someone’s ear off on how much I just am so blessed and love the Lord, but He works in strange ways doesn’t He? Because it’s when my world falls apart that I become closer in my relationship with Him.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me. Micah 7:7
It’s crazy to look back a year ago and think about my place in my faith journey and then look now. This week has been filled with hard days and I am still at ease and calm..it’s like God is in constant control of what is going on and I can honestly say I have never felt like this, which is one reason why I want everyone to read about it. I mean, in the past when it’s a tough time, I just want to cry and vent and hide in my room with a bag of brookside chocolates and netflix..but in these present hard days, I just want to pray all day and feel the closeness of my Heavenly Father. It’s insane, y’all. It’s so hard to put into words. Just today in my devotion, it spoke of tough times and how to go through the times like Christ went through His by using patience, calmness, and understanding. That’s ringing through my head, God is in constant work in my life right now and I can actually feel the work happening, I have all my faith in that I know there is an ending to the pain.
Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
Did you know that “do not be afraid” is written in the bible 365 times, that means that every single day God is saying do not be afraid, He has this handled, He’s got this. It’s the most relieving feeling. I cannot imagine going through the hard days with out knowing the Lord and having a bible to read.
Yes, it is easier said than done to rely on Him and I think that’s why people lose faith from the formation of confusion. God never promised us an easy world if we follow him, he never promised no struggles or hard days, however He DID promise that He would never abandon you and the hard will end and turn to good. God didn’t bring us this far to abandon us, He is forever with us.
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4
God promises to always answer, he never promised to always answer right away, wait for His timing, He knows what’s right and He knows when you are ready.