If it is not good...it is not from God. God does allow things to happen to us...but He is not the cause of them. satan is out to seek, kill and destroy us...remember? God will use the enemy's firery darts to make us stronger. He will be with us through every step of it. He is always rooting for us to succeed. He is always waiting for us to call on His Name. He is always waiting for us to utilize the power that He has given us.
When you are in the midst of your 'storm'...do you sometimes not recognize Jesus? Do you feel as though you are in this fight alone? I can assure you...that is never the case. That is lie from the enemy. he wants you to feel alone. he wants you to feel powerless. he wants you to feel ashamed.
Maybe you are focusing on the pain and not the Power. Maybe you are focusing on yourself and not the Father. Maybe you feel as though no one else seems to care about what you are going through. Maybe you aren't even taking the time to look for a solution. Maybe you are so engulfed in how much you are hurting...that is seems as if it would take to much energy to fight. If so....you are right where the enemy wants you. Relying on your power. Relying on your cimcumstantial evidence. Relying on your wisdom. Relying on your solution. Relying on your self. And when you continue to feel as though you are failing...it is easy to play the blame game.
It is natural to blame God when something happens that seems to shake you to your core. But we are called to going against our natural instincts. To be a new creation in Christ. This means trusting Him when you feel as though you are being suffocated by your 'storm'. Taking slow deep breaths until you don't have to think to breathe any longer. Trusting His heart when you can't see His hand.
Soon I will be writing about my storm. I will be writing about God's plan. His strategy that was unlike mine. His provision. His protection. His faithfulness. His love...never ending...and perfect. I pray that you are ready to receive!
Have a good weekend all. Spend time with the ones you love...and that includes your Maker! =)
Words have power. Written words provide proof. You can read them, and reread them whenever you want. They can speak life to someone who needs encouragement. They can speak death to someone who is being deceived. The choice lies within you. How is it that you want people to remember you? Encourager...that is the gift that God has laid on my heart. To use my written, spoken, and/or sung words to lift people up. To be one link in their road to healing, restoration, joy. I have been without those things, and I claim them to be mine again. If you want me to seek God on a prayer for a specific situation...that is why I am here. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to pray God's Word of Life over you.