Do you ever wonder how God chooses who’s mind to put you on and when? God has a mysterious way of working everything together for our good even if we don’t always understand how it works. One of my friends that is definitely going through a much harder time than I am right now took time out of her day trying to figure everything with her situation out to text me probably one of the most encouraging things that anyone has said to me in a while. Just a simple reminder that she was praying for me and that everything I am facing will pass with Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds,” cited at the end. It was a great reminder don’t get me wrong but coming from her it was just one of those things where I asked God why am I crossing her mind when she has so much more she should be focusing on? I mean this probably sounds really bad but she has been through so much more than I can even fathom and maybe it was just all of the times I encouraged her and told her I was praying for her like I always do, that God was telling her to stop and encourage me, I don’t know but like I said God has a way to make all things work together for our good.
As I write this I’m reminded of the passage 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ” But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak than I am strong.” I think for me lately this has been something that has been hard for me to admit. After all I’ve faced over this past year I know it is okay to feel weak and sad although everyone looking down on me in heaven wouldn’t want me to it’s hard not to sometimes. I think what we all need sometimes is that person that we can admit that we are not okay to. Granted it is one of the hardest things to admit and I won’t be the first to say that but to finally admit it and work towards a path to change the feelings that I have felt stuck in feels great. Everything that we put before our God is an idol and putting our feelings before him instead of running to him when we feel down is so important.
“Don’t be mad if I cry
It just hurts so bad sometimes
‘Cause everyday it’s sinking in
And I have to say goodbye all over again
You know, I bet it feels good to have the weight of this world Off your shoulders now
I’m dreaming of the day
When I’m finally there with you
Save a place for me, save a place for me
I’ll be there soon, I’ll be there soon
Save a place for me, save some grace for me
I’ll be there soon, I’ll be there soon.”
If I’ve learned anything over the past year its that people will be there for you when you least expect it. Don’t be afraid to ask others for advice, prayers or comfort, what happens you might least expect. God knows what’s on your heart and why at all times and will be there to comfort you through his word when you least expect it.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (NIV)” Romans 15:13