I came across this blog from July, 2016 and I feel like it’s a good time to share it again. Some of you may just be able to relate…Read on…
Recently the words, “I don’t know if I’ll ever be okay again” came out of my mouth. And I meant them. My body felt battered from the battle I’ve been facing, my mind tired from the onslaught of accusations from a lying enemy.
Yet even as I spoke the words I heard the voice of God reminding me of what is true.
I have faced life crushing challenges before, and as I clung to God through them He brought me out stronger. Why would this be any different?
The King? Only before he was a king he was a kid watching some sheep. As a shepherd he faced some pretty scary situations. I mean, he rescued a sheep from the mouth of a hungry lion…and from the grip of a powerful bear. Yeah…scary.
Until one day when he stood in front of an actual giant, a giant who was going to squash him.
What did David do?
He reminded himself of the battles he had already fought and overcome by the grace and the power of God.
These are his exact words. “Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.” 1 Samuel 17:36
What are my words in a trial?
What are yours? Do we stand confident in the power of our God? Do we remind ourselves of all He has brought us through?
I have stood, sometimes crawled, but have made it through every single storm and stand here today to testify. I will stand even stronger through this one and will again live to testify to the greatness of a merciful God.
I will be okay.
I will be better than okay. And in all of my “okay-ness” I will take the hands of others and walk them down this same path.