Last week I picked up my computer to write a new blog, I didn't know what to say, I was so deep in my trials and struggling I didn't even know what to say to myself. The week went on and I was listening to music and a song came on that I had heard many times but never really listen to the words. I was so encouraged by it I want to share it with you.
"Nothing is wasted, You work all things for good." This song was only encouraging because it led me to a promise in the Word. "And we know that God causes all thing to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
This verse encouraged me in so many ways. The things I'm going through right now are for a reason, my Father sees whats going on in my life, and Hes sovereign over it all, to me it seems like a mess, but to Him its clear. And just like the song says its not a waste there is a plan and purpose for it all. "So the rugged hope of the believer is not that we will escape distress or peril or hunger or slaughter, but that Almighty God will make every one of our agonies an instrument of his mercy to do us good. "You meant it for evil," Joseph said to his brothers who had sold him into slavery, "but God meant it for good." And so it is with every calamity of those who love God. God meant it for good!" J. Piper
I was brought back to the gospel, look at who this is for, those who love Him, and those who are called. Its is only by God mercy and grace that I love Him, and vs.30"These whom He called He justified." He has called me, He has justified me and because of that, this verse is true for me, in my life, in this trial.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New years night was a fun adventure, but when all the excitement was over we went to bed, the first time in 2013. I was sleeping at a friends house, me n her were squished together in her little twin bed. there were many other girls in the room so we pulled the blankets over our head and talked, just like I did when I was seven. We started talking about where we wish we could be in seven years. Its really easy to know where I would like to be, what I would like to do. After we finished our stories of what would happen, how it would happen, and when. We said "Why don't things just go as we plan them?" I wonder if things just went as planned what would our relationship with God look like? probably very shallow, if everything went as planned where would the trust be? over this past year when things were good, that's just it they were good, I was happy, joyful in the Lord, I had so much peace. But when things got hard I was tested, I had to not only have joy and peace but I had to fight for them. I had to rely on God to give me strength to make it through the day, but in the end, the hard was so much sweeter, because Christ has been near to me, in that my joy has been increased.