Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Do you ever stop and think to yourself just how AMAZING God is? The past few weeks God has revealed Himself to me in such awesome ways. A few weeks ago I was struggling...struggling to the point where all I could do was cry out to God and ask Him to guide me. I had no idea what I was doing anymore, what I wanted, what I needed, who I was. Something I've learned over time is that God works the most when we are completely desperate for Him to show us the way. We're only human and truth is...we can't conquer the world on our own. (Shocker, I know!) Well this past week I have been nearly brought to tears several times when I look and see how God's hand has been guiding me. I know that He heard my desperate cries and He has definitely been taking care of me in a way that I can't really describe in its entirety.

I came across Lamentations 3 the other day and I couldn't stop smiling after I read it. My favorite part of the chapter is verses 17-25...

My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is;
so I say, "My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord."

Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall!
My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me.

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have HOPE:
The steadfast love of the Lord NEVER ceases: his mercies NEVER come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

"The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Isn't that simply amazing??? When you can't remember what happiness is, when it feels like there is no hope... we can remember that Jesus Christ is HOPE. It's so easy to give lose lose hope. Thank God He always pulls me back up when I start to feel that way. He has so much mercy on us it's hard to wrap my mind around it. He LOVES us so much I can't even fathom it! Rediscovering this new hope I have in Christ is simply...well... breathtaking. Through all these ups and downs and the days of lacking faith, God hasn't given up on me.

simply. indescribable.

1 comment:

  1. This was such an encouraging post :)
    I love those verses! Thank you for sharing your sweet thoughts!