Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Did God give you are dream?
A dream that you have held on to, though the storms of life threatened to rip it from your hands?
Are you weary? Worn? Ready to let go from pure exhaustion?
Does letting go or turning back seem like your only option.
Would God ask me to stand in faith for something that is impossible?
Is there anything God cannot do?
Any door He cannot open?
Any heart He cannot change?
Any financial barrier He cannot surpass?
Remember that it is only dark because dawn is coming.
Remember that you are not alone.
Draw close to God, closer, closer still.
Can you hear that? Listen for it.
God is saying “Be still child. Know that I am God. Know that I Am. I see where you are and will get you where you need to be, just hold on to me, just hold on.”
“But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying,
Lord, save me.” – Matthew 14:30
Went to the vet yesterday. Things were going well until they told me that the rabies vaccine that the cats needed has been recalled and they are not sure when they are going to get it in again.
This is the same vaccine that they need at least 21 days before travel, there is less then 2 months before I am supposed to leave my home (I gave the landlord notice as per Gods leading), so this makes things a little bit stressful (if I choose not to give it all to God).
I do not currently believe that(in the natural) between kids, cats, home, and a million other things, that really anymore could be added to my plate without it shattering from the weight of it all.
But then there is God!
This morning I woke to the following lyrics playing in my head:
You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I AM
Hallelujah you live in me
Hallelujah you live in Me
I couldn’t help but smile.
I am such a human.
I start to get so sidetracked and wonder how “I” am supposed to do it all. How “I” am supposed to fit the pieces together.
God is probably shaking His head saying, “Hello, remember me? I AM in control, I AM the answer to all the questions, I AM able to work it all out, I AM enough!”
So while I like to be in control, I see a beauty in the chaos.
Because when all is said and done it will be God who gets the credit.
Miracles have a way of doing that.
Lyrics written by MercyMe from the album The Hurt & The Healer