I had some pretty rough battles emotionally over this past week. Up and down and down further. Fight to get back up just to be knocked sideways. NO BUENO! Hard! Frustrating…..
I intentionally got away with the Father and said, ” WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME????”
And I waited patiently, worshipping Him and thanking Him for who He is and all that He has been in my life- and all that I have experienced Him being in other’s lives.
I remembered the miracles I have witnessed.
-Children being healed from defects that were medically proven were once there.
-Marriages being resurrected from the dead.
-Wounded being healed.
-Lost being found.
-Utter Chaos transforming into peace and order.
The Lord is FAITHFUL! He is POWERFUL! He is indeed the ONE TRUE KING!
It is good to remember who lives in Me. Who I live in. To know where I am, where I stand, and what that means. This God! This God fully lives in me! With Him I can overcome any obstacle. With Him I can climb any mountain! With Him I can walk through the fire and be purified. With Him, I can…………………………do all things!
The beautiful thing about taking time to remember is your perspective changes. I went from me, me, me…..to JESUS, JESUS, JESUS. Things always look different through the filter of my Jesus. Having His perspective on things changes EVERYTHING!
He began to minister to me what was really hurting me. The root of my aching heart was simply the effects of major life changes. Although, this season in my life is a gift and such an incredibly precious one, I have real loss of a life I once lived.
IT IS OK TO GRIEVE WHAT YOU HAVE LOST, on the way to where you are going. Every major life change includes a loss of some sort. Grieving the loss of what once was, does not negate the beauty of the present.
This brought me so much freedom- to bring into the light the root of the pain, and lay it at the Lord’s feet. I could then begin to process and really celebrate what has led me to this point. I could celebrate how all of what I have done until now has truly prepared me to handle the gifts I have been entrusted with right now. Through this process, I was able to begin celebrating my current season even more!
How good is our God!
So, can I urge you? I want to urge you to take time to remember! Who has He been to you? What have you seen with your own eyes that would be unexplainable except the hand of God? What has He brought you through? Remember! Remember His sacrifice, His faithfulness, His beauty. And then, with that perspective, ask Him to show you what the root of that thing is that has been stealing your joy- bringing you down- or making it all seem hopeless. Ask Him to show you what He plans to do about it- and then celebrate with Him ahead of time for that breakthrough. He is faithful! He is just! He is always good and you are always loved!