Friend, if God never answered another prayer, would you STILL love Him and live for Him?
Will you continue to trust HIM when things aren’t going as you had prayed and believed? Will you stubbornly choose to be faithful to Him no matter what comes your way?
What about your relationship with Him? Is it the same in good times as well as bad? In the times you have understanding and the times you don’t? OR do you distance yourself from Him and blame Him for your loss, your pain, your brokenness or your unwanted consequences?
Will you be obedient to Him not because of what you are hoping to gain but simply because He LOVES you and has redeemed you?
Will you walk with an “even if” heart stance even when others turn away?
Final and most important question….Is what Jesus did for YOU at the cross enough?
These are probing questions that are good to consider BEFORE the bad things happen, the hard times come and your faith is challenged.
How will your heart respond?
You will find, He is the SAME God during the painful seasons as He is in the painless seasons. I don’t say this as just some “Christianeese” fluff but as a beloved daughter of God who has walked through her own unwanted and heart wrenching seasons.
Dear friend, there are blessings to be found in BOTH seasons. #truestory
Let me encourage you today! Don’t stop praying. Don’t stop trusting. Don’t stop believing in faith for good things.
And don’t EVER stop seeking…BUT seek His heart MORE than His blessings. He will never fail you!
The truth is, on this sacred journey there WILL be more painful seasons, more struggles, and more difficulties, this side of heaven.
BUT there will also be MORE abundant grace AND your heart will begin to look MORE like His as you walk with Him and learn from Him even through the valleys.
That is beauty, my friend, that can never fade!!!
Remember this, He is preparing you and me for our happily eternal after.
Choose Christ and keep on choosing Him! There are many choosing with you, though it may seem like only a few.
Heaven is cheering for you and Jesus is praying for you!
Your eternal reward WILL come!
Your BEST days are in front of you!!
Our god is faithful! Believe it!
Psalm 34:19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the lord delivers him from them all.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word.
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers (sisters) whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance..
Isaiah 43:1 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.