Last month I was here sharing how I was living through survival mode. The very next day something happened again. This time it was another job loss in our home. I was shaken for a moment. I had paused to pray before the terrible news hit me. I felt this auto-pilot-prayer-mode within me asking for strength. A good thing too because of experiences my husband and I had faced in previous years such as: the bills, the mortgage, the stress, the tension, the roller coaster of emotions, and doing my best to be a good listener to my loving husband.
I continue to find strength in the power of prayer and worship. Each time I am given a chance to worship and honor our God I am filled with his peace and wisdom and knowledge. If you are struggling with something right now, lift your hands and speak, sing, shout of God’s greatness.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-10)
This verse is a way to show how I keep going, trusting that God is with me in the midst of it all, never leaving me and always caring. Through many times in my past life, I cried, worried, and would live in complete confusion. (I don’t recommend the “worry” and “confusion” part, instead, fill your heart with Jesus.) During those times of growth, I began to learn to surrender my situation to God. Letting him have all of me. Surrendering my weaknesses that lead to embracing Christ’s power. My thoughts, my spoken words, my fears within circumstances. It was a crazy stance and hard to do at first. But every time surrender begins it is like letting your toe touch icy cold water. Then, before you know it, your foot is submerged. Every time surrender happens it becomes bigger moments that next time you’re jumping in the deep end feet first and possibly laughing. Surrendering to God is a great place and where faith grows in a fast forward kind of motion.
The Lord continues to strengthen and show how much He cares. My family received this week an anonymous sealed envelope, inside was a bundle of cash. This was a relief as bills for the new month arrive! “You are so good, God! Thank you!” The next day, my husband was offered four tickets to see a San Diego Padres game. A sweet gift especially because everything is paid for including VIP seating. This is an outing much-needed for my family.
We will always face something, yet, consider this…never stop praying, worshiping, and surrendering! No matter what is happening. Know that God cares for you and is with you always.
All my love,