Girls, there’s a message that is burning on my heart for you today.
You may feel anxious. You may feel sad. You may feel discouraged. You may feel overwhelmed. You may feel like your world is falling apart.
Dear ones, God sees you, He knows you, He hears you. Your pain hurts Him more than it hurts you. BUT this is not who you are, and God will not leave you here. With Jesus, there is always HOPE!
These feelings, this pain, this confusion, this anxiety, this sadness, this overwhelm, it will not last. This is a season. A time. Ecclesiastes 3:1, says “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”
BUT dear ones, He wants you to: run to Him, talk to Him, be honest, cry, yell, journal honestly - your Comforter already knows what’s going on in your mind and heart and He wants to meet you in those hard, scary, even dark places. You just have to come to Him. His arms are opened wide. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to me all you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
I’ve been through some hard, confusing things the last few years, and there have been times when I felt like a little girl beating against my Father’s chest with tears streaming down my face, asking why, crying out for help, not understanding, saying I can’t take much more.
And girls, God didn’t often give me answers and the pain didn’t always stop. He just held me.
And that's what I needed. I thought I needed answers or relief or to just know why or how much longer, but I actually needed my Father’s arms holding me, reminding me that He was with me and He would lead me through. 1 Corinthians 2:14 says, “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”
On the other hand, John 6 talks about how many disciples walked away because they didn’t understand. But that is NOT you sweet sister. As Hebrews 10:39 says, “We are not those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.”
BUT, there will be many times when faith won’t make sense. It will feel crazy at times. If you haven’t already you will go through hard things, you will. This is NORMAL for the Christian life.
Oh but dear ones, He is with you in it and will never leave you or forsake. Isaiah 43:2 says, “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.”
I asked my kids who are 4 and 6-years-old recently what’s one thing they know about God and my 6-year-old son said, “God is always with us and will never leave you.” Dear ones, out of the mouth of babes is such truth. He will never ever in a million years leave you and leave you where you are! He is always at work even if you don’t feel it!!