- 3 days ago
The last few weeks have somehow been some of the hardest of my life. I have gone through what seems like incident after incident of trials that have tested my heart and ultimately my faith. I can’t even begin to describe the amount of tears I’ve cried and how frustrated I have become with the deck of cards I was dealt this autumn. And it isn’t like the situations I have been dealt with are harder than other situations I have dealt with in life, it was just the fact they came one after another and that I was trying to deal with them all on my own.
Here is the thing…I got caught up in the busy-ness of life and stopped spending QUALITY time with my Lord. I stopped making talking with God a priority, stopped reading my bible and stopped fostering the most important relationship in my life (the one with God). And looking back on some of those situations it is no wonder I felt so lost and so alone and so frustrated because I wasn’t turning to the One who could take all that pain away, who could bandage my heart or speak peace into my life.
It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to get mad. There are times I have spent hours sitting in my room crying out to God. But there is such a profound peace when I spend time with my God. There is such a special peace that is placed on my heart as I am reminded about who God is and all His promises. Even now as I write this, tears welling up in my eyes, I am filled with the Lord’s peace. I am not done going through the situations in my life, but I am sure that I am resting in the palm of my creator’s hand. I know He works for the good of me (refer to Romans 8:28).
The moral of this story is that spending time with God is SO important in your spiritual journey. It is SO important to foster your relationship with your Creator and turn to Him when the going gets tough instead of trying to do it all on your own. I hope that my story speaks to your heart and you remember that God loves you wants to have a relationship with you. And I hope you are reminded that every single one of us make mistakes but I pray we always stay focused on Christ. I pray we always keep our eyes on Christ through whatever storm comes our way. I pray that when God closes one door we continue to praise Him in the hallway.
- 6 months ago