So wow... I don't even really know what to write about on here. I do know that life is so unpredictable and at times, really hard. Life is so full of disappointments, pain, sorrow, and brokenness. The reason is because this world is full of those negative, bad things and while we are passing through this earth, we are going to experience those things as well. I know of so many people who are going through such hard times in their lives right now, and I realize that I take so much for granted. I have God, for one thing. He is my hope, my life, my Sustainer, my Provider, my strength. He is my everything. I really do not know what I would do without God. I would be so totally, utterly lost. I would have given into so many temptations that with the strength of God, I didn't give into. I would have fallen so many times and not have gotten back up, but God has saved me with His mighty hand and He picks me up everytime that I fall. I would be a broken, lost, hopeless mess if I didn't have Christ. I know it's something that you hear all the time - "God is going to help you through this" "God is so good" "God will give you strength" - and it's like, "Maybe He did for you! But He's not giving me strength, He's not being good to me! He's not helping ME through this!" It can leave you broken and depressed when you allow satan to plant these lies in your mind and heart. These lies that satan plants in your mind will make their way to your heart, where they will thrive and grow and choke and break your heart. Don't let satan and his lies cultivate in your heart. Ask God right now to replace those lies with His truth. Because the truth is, God is good - all the time. The truth is, God will and does give you strength - everytime you need it. The truth is, God will help you through this hard time in your life. The truth is, God is waiting for you to run to Him and give Him all of your fears and all of your burdens and all of your pain. He is. Don't let anyone ever tell you that God doesn't care. He most definitely does care... He cares about every detail of your life.
"O LORD, you have searched me and You know me."
"You hem me in—behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me."
"Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?"
"Even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You."
"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
At Bible Study tonight, we read Psalm 139 and talked about the verses that stood out to us. These were a few that stuck out to me. I encourage you to read it and even memorize it if you want to. They are such encouraging words. Because the truth is, God does care about you. He cares so, so much about you - every little detail. He cares about what you're going through. He cares about every little thing. Yes, He is a big God - yet He loves you so much that He cares about you and your life. And that's the truth.