Tuesday, January 1, 2013

He is God

I found this while rummaging through my writings from a few years back, and thought I would share it with you.
Thoughts were reeling through my mind. It was New Year’s Eve and I was ready to welcome a new start.  It had been an emotionally difficult year and today was no different.  Tired…worn down…feeling trampled… not seeing much progress… many brick walls to overcome…. The barrage of thoughts and emotions weighed heavy on my heart and mind, leaving me ready to wave the little white flag.
I was preparing some lunch while my daughter was beautifying in the bathroom and the lyrics of her music stopped me short.  I had heard the song hundreds of times, but today, it was aimed directly at my heart.  It always amazes how God can take something so common in my life and then one day, cause it to stand out with a clear message to my soul.

I'm barely hanging on
With all these empty feelings
I'm hurting in so many ways
And though I can't begin to understand the reason
I still believe that you're GOD
(from “Every Saturday” by Seventh Day Slumber)

Instantly, my focus was turned.  That’s what it really comes down to… He is God.  Period.  That’s all that really matters.  Even if life here seems a constant emotional churning, this life will soon be over and, for those who are His, eternity with God will have no sadness or tears.

 It’s not how I feel here that matters and I’ve got to keep my eyes on that.  God is God and He is in charge and has a purpose for each trial He allows in my path.  I can sit here churning inside and just endure, or I can look to Him, what He says, how He tells me to respond and grow through this all and maybe even be used by Him.  Mere enduring, or purpose.  I get to choose. 

What are the things that weigh heavy on your heart lately?  Remember He is God, and that’s what matters.  Don’t lose sight of it, cling to it as a life-saving device through the storms.  Happy New Year and blessings to you!

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."  Psalm 46:10

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