My friend over at All Things Beautiful and I have started a new thing..every Wednesday we are going to blog about something God has taught us this past week. I encourage anyone to join, its just a way that we can step back from our busy lifestyles and be thankful for a God that is constantly teaching and molding His children. What an incredible honor that God allows us to open our hearts to be taught by Him, I know for me..I don't remember this enough. I don't hold on to His promises like I should and this new blog post is just going to help me remember..My God is always enough.
My life is in His hands..when confusion and drama hides my way and keeps me burdened down, He is always enough. This past week I've had a strong reminder that no matter what, people will always let us down. God is our only true companion and as much as I am blessed with beautiful and wonderful people in my life, people will always disappoint. God has reminded me that His love is peace to my broken heart, and strength through every weak moment I have. He is truly enough..I will say it over and over again because I want it to pierce my heart stronger and stronger everyday. I will always be hurt by people in my life, because we are sinful by nature, only saved by God's amazing grace. And as much as I was hurt this week by someone I love dearly, I think its what I needed..because I realize how much I put my trust in my friends and family, when I need to put my ultimate and complete trust in God. I believe God is using this to open my eyes and remind me that He places people in our lives for a reason, they can be blessings and we can hold them very close, but He has to be first.
To know God, what an undefinable statement. Though I shamefully forget and try to live on my own, or by the friendships I have God showed me that those friendships are only to encourage and lift me up, not to replace Him. I want to know God more, I want Him to be my best friend..and I don't know why that is so hard sometimes. This week I was pretty burdened by a few things and for the first time in a long time, I laid it all at His feet. I went to Jesus first, I didn't go to my mom, or my friends, or even Kevin. I went to my Savior and King first..I prayed, cried and asked Him to guide me through this. And He did. What an amazing feeling to know He is there, He really does care for me. The amazing part with all of this was that only after I went to my Father first, then I could share my hurt with a friend, and express to her how I was feeling. She was able to give me wonderful wisdom that I feel only came straight from God.
He held me, and gave me the wisdom I needed to feel those burdens all lifted from my heart. Wow, what a Mighty God we serve. Words can not describe Him, and actions can not show Him just how much I love Him.
1 If the LORD had not been on our side—
let Israel say-
2 if the LORD had not been on our side
when men attacked us,
3 when their anger flared against us,
they would have swallowed us alive;
4 the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters
would have swept us away.
6 Praise be to the LORD,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird
out of the Fowler's snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
So in conclusion, this week God gave me a rather large reminder that I need to love, serve, honor, trust, and depend on Him more. And though these lessons can be hard, I'm so thankful for it.
Worthy is the Lamb, He is enough.