Thinking back on those times in my life when I felt so alone and didn’t know how I could possibly make it because the chaos and pain seemed too much to bear, He was there.
Every moment, He was there. Protecting me, giving me strength to persevere and honor my vows; my commitments to Him. In my failings, my desire to honor God allowed my eyes to cut through the darkness and see the light.
This doesn’t come naturally. Our minds can play tricks on us. Satan can use our thoughts and desires against us by making them appear to honor God when, in fact, they bring Him deep sorrow.
Satan is the father of lies. I fell for his tricks when I thought I knew best. I fell for his tricks when I didn’t seek the truth because I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. Because of this, I’m learning to explore scripture for clarity. Sometimes I don’t even have to search because it stands out perfectly; it shines. And yes, sometimes it’s not what I want to hear, but I trust God and His sovereign wisdom, always keeping in mind that He is good and He wants good for us and He will use whatever means He chooses for His Glory because He loves us. He loves us!
We need people in our lives who love us with the truth. I’m so blessed to have the support of faithful Christian brothers and sisters (including my husband) who steadfastly love me enough to speak the truth in love. God hand-picked these people for me, and I’m forever grateful.
If you feel angry, defeated, overwhelmed, and alone…
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
God’s Word lifts the fog of self to see the Light of Truth, Glory, and hope.