Hello Sweet Cheer: Faithfulness: It's the little things

1.26.2012

Faithfulness: It's the little things

Hey guys!

     I haven't blogged in about two weeks so it's definitely time for a new post! So much has been going on lately, the Lord has laid a lot on my heart & right now I'm just incredibly OVERWHELMED with what God is doing in my life.

     I want to start off by sharing a story. Have you ever felt like maybe God doesn't hear your prayers? Have you ever prayed & prayed & prayed without seeing or hearing an answer? There have been MANY times in my life that I have felt like even if I went to the Lord with something He wouldn't hear me. That's just plain false. Satan likes to get inside our heads & try to make us think the Lord won't be there, but I'm here to tell you He will. He always will & He'll NEVER leave you.

     Lately, the Lord has been teaching me a lot about trusting Him. He's been showing me through many small occurrences that He is faithful. He is steadfast. He will never leave me.

     Recently one of my dear friends had a huge thing happen in her life. She was extremely upset & I honestly had no idea how to comfort her or what to say. I knew I couldn't comfort her on my own. I fell to my knees in prayer & asked the Lord to bring peace. I prayed that He would show up in her life & bring some sort of comfort. I had to surrender to Him & trust that He would show her the love she needed in that moment. After about 10 minutes in prayer I just said, "Okay God, hands off, it's all you!" I had to truly take myself out of the equation & trust that He would bring the peace she needed, because I sure couldn't.

I left the prayer room & went on with my day. 

     Throughout the week I continued to pray that the Lord would show her through someone, something, anything that she is loved & everything is going to be okay. Lo & behold, the Lord was FAITHFUL. As He always is. I don't know why I still wonder if He's going to answer my prayers. One of my many flaws.

     Anyway, another friend of hers simply sent her an encouraging text message that reminded her of how much she is loved. When she told me about this text message I was filled with joy. It's in the little things. Even though it was one simple text, it was enough. God is faithful in all circumstances.

     I want to point out two things. First, the Lord is constant. He is always working. We need to put full trust in what God has planned. Next, I want you to know that YOU are loved & cherished by the Maker of the universe. The God who breathed life into mankind, the God who sent His precious Son to take on the sins of man, this is the SAME God who is ENTHRALLED with your beauty. He wants to be in relationship with you. When things aren't going so well He wants you to run to Him. He wants you to praise Him in the bad times & in the good times. He wants to be who You put all your trust in & who you go to with your troubles.

     Today my prayer is that in some crazy way the Lord will use this blog for His glory. I hope this encourages you.

Peace & blessings!

"The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor Him, for He is your Lord." Psalm 45:11

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