Let me ask you this question: Have you ever doubted God’s Word, God’s Character, His love, His care, His goodness; and considered that you might be better off running your own life instead of waiting on a God you can’t see?
I have plenty of times; it’s called Sin.
Sin loves taking over our thoughts, our emotions, or desires and enjoys twisting them in ways that can forever rot our lives into a place filled with loneliness and darkness.
But you know what the amazing thing is that no matter how deep that darkness is, no matter how far Sin has entangled us, we have a way out. The way out is through Jesus Christ. He has taken any Sin and I mean any and every Sin and has washed it clean, white as snow. Like WOW, isn’t that amazing?
Any and every Sin you may ask…yup!! Every Sin is equal in God’s eyes. Sin is Sin, no matter if it’s cheating on a test or committing murder, Sin is Sin.
We might not see God right now but He’s there; listening, watching, caring, guiding, most of all loving. But one day and I mean soon we will see him face to face. I say that with so much Faith, the word of God is filled with promises, hope, comfort and much more Salvation.
A friend told me…” Brittany if everything in our lives happened realistically, like getting married at 24 or having children a couple years after marriage, or go to this university by the time I get my high school diploma…we would NEVER have faith in a God who knows what we need when we need it”
This 2014/2015 year I got engaged before I even graduated from University; not what I expected. I got a full time Job in the midst of planning a wedding; not what I expected. I planned and prepared for a Church Ministry through all of that which is something I had not expected. After the wedding the plan was to move to Dallas, however due to my Husband’s Job situation we moved to Georgia instead; again not what I had expected.
What is the common denominator? Everything was not what I had expected; I of course had different ideas on how everything would play out but the amount of Faith I had to put in as every one of those instances happened with a lot of fear, doubt and most of all lack of confidence. I feared people were judging me; am I supposed to please people or my God? Nevertheless, I could see God’s love, care and guidance shining through each of those plans and molding me into the person He created me to be.
I graduated with a degree; My God is faithful. I found a Godly Man; My God is faithful. I was able to pay off some wedding expenses with the full time job I had; My God is faithful. I got to lead one my favorite ministries at Church (Vacation Bible School) despite the amount of work already on my shoulder; My God is faithful. Even when my Husband’s future company went down the Lord opened up another job opportunity for him; My God is faithful. If my husband and I had not moved to Augusta, Georgia we would not have met a wonderful Church here with all the amazing people who we have grown to love and serve with; My God is faithful.
What is the common denominator? Well it’s that My God is faithful, and yes most definitely he is my friends. Don’t doubt His love, His care, His goodness. He created you in His image. Surrender your heart to Him and He WILL make you whole. This is my desire and prayer for 2016; to not worry or fear of the unknown but take full comfort that my God knows my needs and will give everything at the right time and according to his purpose.
1 Peter 5: 6-7 ~ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him for he cares for you.
Happy New Year Friends ❤