“But God is good, and faithful, even when I’m not. After an entire day of beating myself up inside, and portraying the most horrible downturn mouth to everyone I meet, I give up. I raise my hands up and surrender. “Okay, God. Tomorrow, I will trust you again.” I say that as though I am giving God a chance. In fact, God was with me the entire day, following behind me, telling me that He is there, rest in Him, trust in Him, rejoice in the day that He has made. He is saying, “Aww come on! You don’t even know the plans I have for you. I am looking at them right now, and they are awesome, you can never ever imagine! If only you could see them, if only you’d just trust me!” God always has my back, He never leaves. He is the best cheerleader anyone can have, pom poms and all.
God is never early, never late; He is always right on time. He is for me, and with me. Therefore, I know that everything is going to be okay. In fact, everything is going to be more than okay. More than I can ever imagine. Because His ways are bigger than my ways and His thoughts are higher than mine. I know that God is with me. 1 Peter 5:10 ”And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” How amazing is our God. Instead of saying “after you have suffered”, He says “after you have suffered A LITTLE WHILE”. My suffering is only for just a little while, and after that has passed, the God of ALL grace will have us see good daySSSS. That is why, He is saying, “Hang in there my child. Hang in there. Just a little while more, whooopeee! I can see the end of your suffering, it is near!”
Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” What a simple formula God has given us. And sometimes, I can’t even do these three simples things because I forget about God and focus on my circumstances instead.
Psalm 31:24 “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.” My hope is built on nothing less. My foundation is built on Christ the solid rock. Though everything seems bleak and I am broken, I will not be defeated. All good things on earth will come to an end eventually anyway. People change and things change. Why do people change anyway? At the end of the day, when we return to our rooms, remove that facade, or the mask that we’ve been wearing all day at work or at school, we are the same. We dream of being loved and loving in return.
Jesus is the only constant.
On a lighter note, this is a picture of my new found love. Currently obsessed with green and blue. hmm maybe I should pair them together.