It’s crazy what can happen in a few months and even crazier what can happen in a week. When I look back a week ago it’s pretty amazing the change God has worked in my attitude. I was flipping through my journal and saw my entry from last Friday. At that point I was so depressed I didn’t even want to go to a concert at our church, I wrote that I didn’t want to have to lie one more time and say I was doing good, I didn’t want to see anyone, even my friends.
But God has worked in me in the past week… last night my friend called and she asked me how I was doing. And I said you know it’s still really hard but I’m not depressed like I was. And I am so thankful for that!
God is showing me that even in the painful times you can be full of joy.
Is it easy? No way! It’s still painfully hard.
But each day you have a choice, to look at your struggle as a never ending trial or you can see it as a way for you to grow stronger. You can let your circumstances steal your joy and leave you hopeless and depressed, or you can trust God and believe that there is a reason for even this trial.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Even this, whatever your struggle is, God can use for good. Life is so tough sometimes, but don’t let the storms turn you bitter, let them make you stronger! I’ve let hard times turn me bitter in the past… I beg you do not follow in my steps.
See the struggle as an opportunity to grow and learn to trust!
My dad told me “Even in this God is teaching us something.” And for me that would be patience, joy, trust, commitment and loyalty.
Is there something in your life that has been stealing your joy? Do you feel like it’s a hopeless situation?
Is anything too hard for the Lord? Genesis 18:14
Do we believe this? Like truly? Do we believe that nothing is to hard for our great God? Or is this struggle in your life too big for the one who formed the Universe? No way!
God is BIGGER than whatever you are going through. Cling to Him. God is writing this story, and if we knew what He knows we wouldn’t want to change it…
Choose to trust. Choose joy.
‘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
Blessings – Laura Story
I don’t know what all of you guys are going through right now but if you need prayer I would love to add you to my list!
Hang in there don’t loose heart, God is fighting for you. Be strong. Be courageous.
I was a sophomore in high school and had just finished playing in the semi-finals for a big basketball tournament. As my team and I were sitting in the bleachers scouting out our competition, one of the high school guys teams came and sat right behind us. It just so happened that these guys went…
Seriously SOOO GOOD! Take time to read it!
I read this verse this morning. Reminded me that my hope comes from God alone. My strength is not from myself but Jesus. With him by my side I will not be shaken….
I love the cool of the mornings when it’s still and you hear the birds singing and the sun is soft and warm… this morning I felt as if God was writing everywhere ‘You will be okay. You will make it through this’
Guys no matter what you’re going through God is BIGGER. He will be your strength!
“God is not going to put you through a hardship you cannot handle.”
– Aaron Blick