Updated: Mar 3, 2019
As the sun rises my heart grows heavy. Every morning I awake with a song on my heart, what is so different about today? Heartbreak, despair, am I one step away from depression?
Uncertainty clouds this broken heart.
For a heavy heart, moving through the day can often feel like walking through quicksand with concrete shoes. Place one foot in front of the other, never give up, right? How often instead do we wake up wanting to place the covers over our head and call in sick? But I refuse to quit, I WILL NOT QUIT.
MY GOD IS BIGGER, MY GOD IS GREATER, AND HE HAS A PLAN!
Beautiful, I wish I could tell you that tomorrow will be better. The honest truth is sometimes it isn’t, sometimes it’s harder. So what is a Daughter to do? I think there are three reminders Abba Father has for us:
Stand on the promises of The One who is bigger, greater and has a plan as He reminds us that His mercies are new every day.
I have come to the conclusion that I am in a season of mountain moving, or so it seems. Every time I move a rock out of the way, there seem to be two more behind it. But I am truly comforted by God’s promises, specifically one in Matthew 17:20: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. NOTHING will be impossible for you.” These are the words of Jesus, our Conqueror, our Redeemer, and our Savior.
I believe in God’s promises, have seen them fulfilled over and over again.
I see God in EVERYthing, in the sky, the trees, the flowers. I see Him in the eyes of a newborn baby and in the love shared by my husband. I see God in blessings over my sons. I see God in Church and yes in traffic. I see God in the lives of my girls as they learn to place their trust in Him. I see God in the powerful mountains that loom overhead. And if there is one thing that I know, watching God move is exhilarating, there is absolutely no reality show that can beat El Shaddai (Almighty God) when it comes to moving mountains. So I stand on His promises because He hasn’t let me down yet.
I believe God will move again.
Which leads me to the second thing we need to do:
Trust Him, let it go.
What is “it”? I don’t know what your "it" is, but let it go. My “it” is my son, I keep taking him back up as if my worry over his current circumstance will change anything. But my Father patiently reminds me to give him to Him, even if I’ve laid him at the Cross multiple times, He reminds me of His promise in Matthew 11:28-30 says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” When I take on things that I have no control over I find the quicksand quickly gains control, and the truth is my Father doesn’t want me to be stuck in concrete shoes, He wants me to know His perfect peace. He wants you to have His perfect peace as well, which leads me to our third thing to do:
James 1 promises that “we will face trials” and that “the testing of our faith produces perseverance.” He goes on to remind that we are to “let perseverance finish its work so we will be mature and complete.” What I love about this promise is that we aren’t expected to persevere on our own power, James encourages us in v5 that we can “ask God for wisdom who gives generously, and it will be given to us.” It will be given to us, do you know what this means beautiful? God is in the challenge. He is, Daughter, so don’t give up.
I am reminding myself of this truth as I remind you.
I began writing this blog a month ago today. Over the last month God has blessed my obedience in these little actions while encouraging me to SURRENDER. Surrender my son, surrender my fear, surrender my will to His. EVERY DAY! I don’t have to move this mountain on my own power, my God will move it for me. His peace is mine.
Beautiful, is there something you need to surrender today? Allow me to encourage you that our God is so very faithful, you can trust Him with your challenge.
Father, thank You for being patient with me. I know I am a work in progress to become mature and complete as James so eloquently shared. Father, I surrender my fear to You, I surrender the things that are out of my control to You, Your will not mine be done. I recognize that life may not unfold the way that I plan, but I know that Your plan is so much greater and I accept this as my own. Lord, I pray for the challenges that cocoon every beautiful daughter into an anxious state, I pray Father that she will give each one up to The One who is bigger than her challenge. Grace us all with the courage and strength we need to persevere through the challenge. May all glory go to You the Perfecter of our faith.
In Jesus’ Name