Good morning beautiful TOG readers. Hope you are doing well. I think we are finally starting to cool off here in Bama, 87/88 degrees 😳 Could Fall just get here already.
Do you ever wonder why things happen or why they turned out the way they did in your life? I would have to say of course, it’s only human nature too.
My friend, I want to let you in on a little secret you may or many not know….your steps are ordered by the Lord. He directs us every step of the way and He delights in every area of your life! That doesn’t mean he likes everything we do, it simply means He delights in YOU. That can be life changing if you let it. You don’t have to come to him all fixed up, just come as you are. He loves YOU regardless.
That also means that nothing comes our way that He did not first filter through His hands.
Do You Feel Like You’re Being Sifted?
Sometimes he allows these hard trials and circumstances to test us and produce faith in us so that we would be a testimony for Him and his amazing glory in our lives, as well as to others.
See when someone knows what you’re walking through and they see you do it with unshakable trust in God and that you’re not moved by what you see and what’s going on around you because you know your God is bigger. Some people just can’t wrap their brain around it. Who am I kidding sometimes I can’t either. Then they also see you living with JOY while you’re going through and waiting it speaks volumes….and just FYI joy isn’t the same as being happy.
“Happiness is an emotion in which we “experience feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure,” whereas joy “is a stronger, less common feeling than happiness.” We experience joy when we achieve selflessness to the point of personal sacrifice. We feel joy when we are spiritually connected to God or people.” Unknown
I’ve learned so much with my walk with God, that the bad things that have happened in my life, the trials I thought I’d never make it through…..He had a plan all along to use it for my good. His Word says “No weapon formed against you will prosper” and “He will work ALL THINGS, NOT SOME BUT ALLLL THINGS OUT FOR YOUR GOOD” and you can take that to the bank my friend. It may take some time and waiting in the process. It may even mean you have to let something or someone go. Or you might have something you need to do or not do. In my experience, often times we take on things that aren’t meant for us, we take on other peoples responsibility and God didn’t give you the grace to do someone else’s job, but He WILL give you the grace to do what he’s called YOU To do. Whooo! That’ll preach! That was a word for someone!🙌🏻
It’s funny because while you’re going through or even on the other side of something, he will bring someone else in your life that’s going through a similar trial and because of where you are or where you’ve been you are able to encourage them and have empathy for them. But had you not been there, you wouldn’t be able to help them through to the other side.
God doesn’t waste our pain, that I know with ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME!
Someone needs what YOU have….your experience, strength, and hope. That’s something no one else can offer, something that will help them reach the other side.
“Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others.”
God is looking, longing and searching for someone who He can bless!! Someone who is stable in the storm. Someone who will help and encourage others along the way.
Precious one, God absolutely will not leave you nor forsake you,
Your greatest testimony in the storms of life my friend is that YOUR STILL STANDING! YOU HAVEN’T GIVEN UP!! YOU TRUSTED THE LORD, AND HE HAS YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO BE….IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND!
THE LORD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE!!
God bless you, and have a blessed and wonderful day! Remember YOU are a Trophy Of Grace!