I drove five hours yesterday by myself, well me, the Holy Spirit, and three decades of Christian and not so-Christian Music.
It was a great time of worship and reflection. God spoke to me, gave me peace, reminded me of His love and faithfulness.
I’m currently faced with a problem that is weighing heavily on my heart. With this problem, I have learned something about my faith. If I can’t visualize a solution, if I can’t think of a way God could possibly solve this solution, then it’s hard for me to believe.
But God spoke to me about this through a Donnie McKlurkin song,
Didn’t I know your fears?
Didn’t I share your pain?
Didn’t I wipe away the tears?
Wasn’t I shelter from your rain?
Wasn’t I there for you?
Wasn’t I always true?
Didn’t you know that
I’d be with you all the way?
And then Mary Mary chimed in
“I don’t believe He brought me this far, to leave me.”
Simple reminders. If I look back over my life, I can see God’s steadfastness. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. He is true to His promises concerning me. He has never let me down, no not once.
Even when things didn’t go as I thought they should, He sustained me, gave me peace. I thrived in the disappointment. I learned.
He didn’t save me, forgive me, redeem me, restore me, only to now say, “You should have learned your lesson. You have overspent your grace allowance.” No, “He longs to be gracious to me.”
But my five hour worship/counseling session wasn’t quite enough. He spoke once again through the worship at the conference last night:
And I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
And I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken
And last night, as I was about to drift off to sleep, He had one more thing to tell me. This time through His Word:
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV
What is weighing heavily upon your heart this morning? What situation seems impossible for you? Meditate on God’s track record this morning. The same God who was faithful to Abraham, Joseph, David, Daniel, Melissa is the same God who will be faithful to you! Build your life on that foundation!