This morning, my husband posted this quote below –
I couldn’t help but reply with what I believe to be true because sometimes we get our own hopes up about things that are not even part of God’s plans & then get mad at Him when it doesn’t come to pass. I believe God hears ALL of our prayers – even the ones that are embedded in our hearts but we can’t find the words to say out loud. However, He only answers according to His will, not our own & at His perfect timing. Sometimes His answer is, “Yes”, “No” or “Not Yet” but regardless of what His answer is, we must always ask for His will to be done, not ours. As I commented, I was listening to My Testimony by Marvin Sapp on Pandora & I was encouraged to share one of mine.
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Have you ever found yourself desperate to be saved from a situation you can’t seem to get out of? No matter how much you kick & scream. No matter how much you pray. No matter how many people are praying for you. It just seems like the light at the end of the tunnel seems further & further. Maybe you’re struggling to make ends meet. Maybe you lost a loved one, friend, family member, or a child. Maybe you just received unexpected news. Maybe you’ve fallen into a depression & you have no strength to keep fighting. Maybe you’re going through heartbreak & you’re desperately waiting for the day you can wake up without anxiety or that emptiness in your heart that makes you want to stay in bed all day/night or the kind of pain that you can feel at your fingertips. Maybe you’re not where you thought you’d be by now. I get it. I really do! I’ve been there too & still experience all types of trials & tribulations. These words are to encourage me also!
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Don’t ever think that anything you’ve been through or may be going through is without a purpose. I wish I could say things are going to be ok but I can’t because they may just get worse before it gets better but I PROMISE you – it is going to be FAR GREATER than you ever prayed for. Many of us pray for God to deliver us from the hurt & pain – it’s not that He can’t or that He won’t – He is just using what was meant to break us to make us even stronger & wiser. To stretch our faith in Him. To strengthen us for our next battle. #StillWeRise 🙌💪
Until next time, many blessings & much love – XO
“She focused on God. He did the same. God gave them each other.” ✝️💕
1-27-16 After waiting a year and six months… OUR FIRST KISS 💕
Don’t be fooled when I met this man I was a broken, beat down, lost soul…I had given my heart to yet another “boy” (age does not make you a man) who did not value me… Once he had me where he wanted me, I was manipulated, used, and abused…Time after time I would “walk away” from this relationship just to run right back… I knew deep inside that I needed to close the door on this toxic relationship, but deception (the enemies tool) would distort my vision, and I continued to believe “things would change”…Things def did not change.. However what did change was my decision to finally cry out to God for his help ( sad that I placed him last) I clearly remember kneeling in my bathroom hysterical crying/yelling telling God he can finally have his way in my life…I no longer wanted to go through life without his hand… Once I gave God control he was able to begin his work in my heart and mind (God is a gentleman he will not force himself on anyone. He allows the choice to be ours)
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A prayer I wrote March 21, 2016 – God is the same yesterday, today & forever 🙌🕇
Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus & in the power of the Holy Spirit, I come before you to thank you for waking us up this morning & allowing us to see another day. You know the situation or storm each of us find ourselves in. May You remind us of your power & of your love for us despite of what we may be going through. May you strengthen & comfort us in the midst of pain.
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