Last night, after publishing my post and crying, I couldn’t sleep so I decided to read on my Kindle a bit until I got sleepy.
I have the same Bible app on my iPhone as I do on my Kindle and what happened last night has NEVER happened. NEVER.
NEVER. Hope that’s sunk in. 🙂
Anyway….as I’m laying in bed, feeling sorry for myself….having a bit of a pity party….which I have every 4 months or so….it’s how I handle all this junk…. Sorry….I went off track there. LOL
Anyway (take 2)……as I’m reading, a pop up….well…..popped up. It was from my Bible app and it said…..”Have you read your Bible lately? Even 5 minutes can make a difference.”
So….part 1, yes….He’s listening. However, here’s where He drove the point home for me……the selected Scripture.
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Every time I read that verse I always think of the following verse as a “companion” to it….even though it isn’t.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
He’s always there for us. Always. ALWAYS. Always.
As I sit here, I can’t help but think of the song that Amy Grant sings, Broken Hallelujah.
We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a hallelujah
The honest cry of breaking hearts….that’s what last night was for me. A breaking heart, a tired heart, a hurting heart.
Today, a heart that rejoices in Him. Knowing, KNOWING, KNOWING He’s there and He hasn’t left me…..even if I feel disconnected…..He’s holding me, loving me, protecting me and He has a plan for me, my husband, my girls, my family. I may not always understand but I have to be faithful. So….faithful I shall be.
Friends, He’s always listening, always there and He loves us. He loves us so much He sacrificed His Son for us.
That’s something that should always be in the forefront of our minds while we’re in the midst of life…..in rough patches or in smooth waters.