Loss, marriage struggles, job loss, financial struggle, parenting, and so much more.
It seems walking out our faith takes a lot out of us. It is hard some days.
And for a lot of us, it may feel like those days are never going to come to an end.
Music has always been an encourager in my life. I know I have mentioned before, but when a song comes on with just the right words that match what my heart is feeling, it is like I am strengthened or moved to action. It is like God allows powerful words into my life that will remind me of the hope I have.
We were cleaning the house today, and the song by Danny Gokey “Hope In Front of Me” came on.
I was touched by these words:
There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light, I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s brighter days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen
There’s hope in front me
Danny Gokey “Hope In Front of Me” 2014
You might be down, but girlfriend…you are not dead!
The same God who created the heavens and earth sees you and loves you.
The same God who can raise the dead to life can raise you from whatever valley you find yourself in. As painful as it is and hurt as you may be feeling right, God absolutely 100% hears your cries for help. It may not come in the time you wish, but He has not left you alone.
I remember those long nights when my heart was so broken, I was so unsure of what tomorrow would bring. I wasn’t sure I could take much more. But sister, that is the point. We cannot rely on our own strength in hard times. It is in His strength and power that we are able to overcome. He did not call us to be wonder women. He called us to be His.
And when we allow our brokenness and pain to be laid bare at Him who can heal, you see the glory of who He is and just what He is capable of doing in the lives and hearts of His precious daughters.
So you are not dead. There is hope for those of us in Christ.
Be a Size You,