Yet again, my honesty is my Achilles heel. I am not wired to act like life is okay. I may be extremely private about what is causing me angst. However, I will not deny that I am experiencing angst.
This is where you find me.
This week’s blog post is going to be simple and to the point. My heart is heavy. Quite frankly, it is extremely heavy. I will not divulge why. But, just know, I have had one of the most difficult weeks to date.
In the middle of it all, I see God working. I see God using this difficult season to bring me closer to Him. It has come with its fair share of tears, frustrations, crankiness, and sinfulness. Believe me, it has.
Because to those reading this who may not know Jesus Christ, life does not become a cakewalk when you accept Him into your life and decide to have a relationship with Him. Walking with Jesus is not a road free of trials and tribulations.
In Matthew 7:13 (NASB) God declares, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.”
Many choose the path of man that often appears easier. Be rest assured, the trials and tribulations of this life are easier to bear because God is with you.
God is present. God is moving mountains. God is sovereign.
Therefore, I will choose the narrow gate. I will choose the narrow path.
Additionally, last week at church, the pastor preached from Exodus, chapter three. As I look back now, I believe God used the sermon to prepare my heart for a difficult week.
Exodus 3:7 (NASB) declares, “The LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.’”
God knew I needed to hear that. He knew I needed to be reminded that He hears His people when they cry out to Him. Our groanings and sorrows do not fall on deaf ears. Exodus 3:7 is not the only place He reminds us of this truth either, as the above image shows.
As sinful humans, we need constant reminders. For, we are a forgetful people. We need the same truth sprinkled throughout scripture time and time again. May each verse be a testament to His goodness and character.
I simply ask you to pray the prayer of my heart right now. I simply ask you to pray alongside me. I firmly believe in the power of prayer.
If you could take a brief moment and pray to God:
“God, please be in the midst of Renata’s difficult season. You know what troubles her heart. Please be her comfort, guide, and source of peace. Thank You for Your sovereign grace and mercy that You so richly and graciously bestow upon her. May You open her heart and mind to what You have to say to her. May she listen to You. May You continue to use this time to bring her closer to You. May she be a testament to Your glory and goodness. In Jesus name, amen.”
Thank you, dear friends.
Thank you dearly for taking time out of your lives to read my blog! Your support means the world to me. I praise God you found this blog, whether you stumbled upon it accidentally or sought it out intentionally.
I’d LOVE to hear from you all! Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I pray God would bless you and be with you always, no matter where you find yourselves in life.
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. – Romans 4:25 (NIV).