“I Trust You”

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Once upon a time I had this conversation. I hope that if you are reading this and feeling like the trials of life are too much to bear, then you will realize that this is what God has to offer you and He truly is in control. Bless Him even in your storms. You CAN make it through.
Why am I here?

I brought you here.

 But why? I don’t like it here. It’s different and frightening at times.

 There’s no reason to be afraid.

But I feel weak here. I have always been so strong. I can handle anything. I can’t handle this. This is way beyond my limits.

When you are weak, I am your strength. I brought you here to show you how to trust Me. You are indeed strong enough at times but I need to make some changes in you.

But why does it have to be this way? Can’t it be done differently? Isn’t there an easier way?

 If it were easy, you wouldn’t have any need for Me. You wouldn’t know what I was capable of.

 What did I do to deserve this?

 I am not vengeful. The only thing I give you that you deserve is My never-ending love. If you are to be all that I would have you to be, you must accept these changes. You will like the outcome. Just be patient. You are made for so much more, but I must tweak the things within you that will make you more like Me.

 It’s hard to let go of those things. Where is the old me?

 The “old you” was fine in many ways, but the new you will be so much better. The things that wear on your nerves will polish your soul. Like a diamond made perfect by tremendous heat and pressure, these trials will refine you.

 I don’t know if I can do this.

 Draw your strength from Me. Fully rely on Me. Press on, even when it is hard. Keep your mind focused on Me and on becoming more like Me. Stay active. Focus on those around you and not on what your mind is telling you to think or feel. Together we can do this.

What if I fail?

Don’t be discouraged or feel ashamed. I see the real you and I love you just the same. So do those around you.There may be setbacks but you will prevail if you continue to follow Me.

Thank you.

Continue to thank Me for all that you go through and the blessings will continue to rain down. It may seem as if you have been forgotten but you haven’t. Stay conscious of My presence and eventually you will learn to enjoy this journey that you are on. It will become easier and more peaceful. Peace is the greatest gift I can give to you.

I trust You.

That’s all I need you to do. I will take care of the rest.

 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit – 2 Corinthians 3:18

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“Blessings and Thankfulness”

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy?
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

Blessings – Laura Story

I started writing this yesterday and planned to post it last night but I forgot to save the document and so I didn’t get to post it when I wanted. Apparently there was a reason for that and God had something different in mind because He put the song above in my heart this morning and I felt like I needed to share those words. So if you are reading this and those words are touching you, congratulations! You’re the one He sent it to : )

We tend to think of blessings as only the good things. Those moments where everything perfect and amazing comes together. Some refer to it as luck or being lucky…I say it is a blessing. And while this is true, it is hard to believe that those moments which aren’t so perfect and amazing can be considered blessings as well. I admit this week I have had a hard time believing (as I do from time to time) that all I have dealt with over the last twelve months could truly be a blessing in disguise. That’s when I have to really pull back from all the negativity I am feeling and focus on what God is trying to tell me…. I’m okay. I will be okay. He is near and will not forsake me. He is just calling me closer again because I am wandering once more, thinking I can do all of this on my own. I have to shut off those thoughts and listen to what He is saying. I’m making it my goal today to do just that.

And as we approach Thanksgiving next week, I realize I have so much to be grateful for. I am so appreciative of the fact that God has never given up on me and that He gives me what I need to thrive despite the struggles. I am also thankful that He has given me an awesome support system, a wonderful man, a loving daughter and amazing parents. I am also thankful for my family, friends and church family who continue to support me in ways that they may not even be aware of.

God is good. Count your blessings this week, and next week and every single day. Give Him the praise and the glory for without Him none of what we are given would be possible.

He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes – Deuteronomy 10:21