The day had been filled with disappointments, exasperated also by a tired mama. My mood matched the cloudy skies. It had been awhile since I had let the tears give way. It’s amazing how quickly negativity can become a leech.
I cannot change my circumstances any more than I can make the sun come out. I am unable to make my desires come any faster than I can move the sun.
Facing the facts is wise, but it doesn’t lift the gloom.
Wallowing in self-pity never makes me feel better. Instead, I run to the Father’s arms.
I’m hiding under the shadow of His wing. His heart is my haven. In the physical realm, my haven might look like being alone in the bathroom. Or locking myself in the solitude of my room with worship music playing. But what the natural eye can’t see, is that God is next to me.
I give all the worries, frustrations, and disappointments to Him. He responds by filling me with His peace.
I know that when I walk out of my natural haven, my circumstances are going to smack me in the face if I’m not ready. So I stay a little longer, and speak truth to my weary heart.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 ESV
He is for me!
I repeat it over and over. He is for me!
I can’t make the sun come out, because it’s already out above the clouds. And despite my cloudy day, the Sun still shines.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 ESV
He is my sun. It’s true that I can not make God move any faster. It’s His timing, not mine. But He is not holding back anything good that I am supposed to have.
Because He is for me.
And you, my friend. He is for you.
When you are still waiting for that spouse. Or that job. Or that house. When you weren’t chosen for that scholarship. When your bank account is in the red. When the doctor’s report is not what you had hoped to hear. When you are at odds with someone else, or even yourself.
He is for you. He is the sun shining above your cloudy skies. And He is not holding back anything good that you are supposed to have.
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