Thank you for hanging out with me! From day to day you never know what life will throw at you. And it will often be this way in my blog as well :) But lest RUN WILD and LIVE FREE in this amazing adventure together!
Happy Sunday all. I hope this finds you very very well!
Today I want to talk with you about hitting ROCK Bottom. Are you there? Have you ever been there? Can you feel that struggle. The feeling of “can it get any worse” or “why me” Or “what did I do to deserve this”. Or even “God you are horrible, I hate you, I can’t believe you are letting this happen.” Yup…..Let’s be honest here and admit…especially that last sentence. Have you said this? Or something close to it? Ok good! Remember that. But know that it is OK to say these things.
When we get to our lowest of lows, when we feel nothing more can possibly happen to make life worse, that is when GOD does his best work. Are you scratching your head and thinking I am crazy? That is totally ok! Please hang in there with me and keep reading.
We were encouraged today to think about the following points.
The portal to God’s POWER is through your WEAKNESS………
Got it? Do you feel it? Think about this for a moment. Sometimes we need to be hurt deeply before God can use us greatly. When we are hurt deeply, when we are at our weakest and we feel like we can’t possibly go any further….this is when we break and have complete and total dependence on HIM. This is when He allows for the things we hold dear to be taken away so that we can SEE Him and lean on Him.
The greater the need, the more glory God gets in the provision…….
Deep right? Think again on this for a moment. The more we lean on God, the more we have needs in our lives, the more God steps up to say “remember…..I will give you EVERYTHING you need. Why are you worrying”. Have you ever found this to be true in your life? Just in the last year there have been a few times where I have sat and been writing in my journal, prayed and talked with God where I simply say….”God I can not see it. I cannot see how I am going to make ends meet in this situation. I honestly don’t think I can. I am scared and worried” And I always tend to pause and really keep thinking about this. And almost every time I also start to think back to the last time I felt this way. And I think…..”Am I ok? Did we make it through that? Do I still have my family, home and food on the table? YES……OK why is this any different.” Maybe I am simple minded, but that simple reminder to remember that when something like this happened in the past it was all ok, helps me to leave the problem at God’s feet and let HIM deal with it. And guys…..when we do this, God provides WAY WAY WAY beyond what we would ever expect! It may not be immediate, but it happens. I promise!
And lastly God Always has an Agenda MUCH Bigger and better than ours!!!!!
This is so mind boggling to me. And what puts me in such awe of our creator. I have a list of what I would do if money was endless….now this may sound petty and shallow. But this list is powerful. It has so many people and organizations on it that I would bless and show love to through being able to help them financially. It honestly takes my own breath away to FEEL and imagine what that day will be like when I can do these things. But do you realize, God’s agenda and God’s plan is sooooo much bigger than even my list. I can’t even put into words the amazement and awe that puts me in. If my own small list takes my breath away what would God’s list do that he has already planned for my life (and yours) do to me if I could physically read it?! That EXCITES me. To know that my plans are so small compared to God’s.
What we think is our greatest need is far smaller than God’s plan for us…….
“What’s coming against you is only training for where God is about to take you!” – S Derdowski
Hold on. Buckle your seat belt. Especially if you are at rock bottom. BE READY! There are GREAT things coming for you. Believe. Not only in yourself but in your creator!
Because music has really been impacting and speaking to my soul this past year I want to leave you with these powerful lyrics and this amazing song as well:
Jesus, you change everything
Jesus, you change everything”