Can you do something for me please? 🙂
Can you think of something you have ever experienced or consumed and it turned out waay better than you would have imagined?
It could be anything at all…lets jog up that memory!
You know…it could be that new pizza topping you tried or that book you started to read and before you knew it you were asking whether there is a sequel or it could be a teaching or sermon that you listened to and it change your life…or even a song that just became our jam from then on!
Now that you remember…I’m sure you will agree that those stuff that end up better than you could imagine can really brighten up your life and literally open up your eyes to a world of great possibilities and adventures…and that includes pizza toppings! 😛
I think the Christian life comes down to this: Trusting God to be good and perfect and faithful and right in every situation, good or bad and then finding Him to be better than we imagined. -Lauren DeMoss-
The past one month or so has been really difficult for me.
I have been believing God to provide something for me and I can honestly tell you…the struggle of waiting and trusting has been REAL!
You know, its one thing to think that you can identify with the situation of a friend or a loved one when they desperately need something but cant get it..but its another thing to be confronted by the same situation for your own needs.
I wont lie and say that I have been this cheerful, happy lass who has been smiling through the storm. If anything, I have been the complete opposite!
Yes at the beginning, I trusted God…I prayed for hours end, fed my spirit with the Word, listened to sermons and teachings of how God always provides and how His timing is always best and how all things do work out together for good…gosh, I literally filled up my phone gallery with screenshots of pictures and quotes from people on trusting God and how at the end I will emerge with a testimony…but still, nothing.
Finally at some point, I gave up! I literally gave up praying and feeding on the word…heck I didn’t even want anything to do with God.
I felt so alone, unwanted, not cared for or loved. I have a couple of really awesome friends who encouraged me and helped me keep my head just above the water though deep down, I wanted to sink and sink deep. I’m grateful for their encouragement and prayers cause its just about that time that I came across the above quote by Lauren Demoss and it changed my perception.
I challenged God. I told Him that He must prove Himself better than I have ever imagined Him to be. The deal was that I would get back to trusting Him to be good and perfect and faithful and right in my current situation and He would turn out better than I could imagine by giving me what I had been earnestly praying for.
But you know what? I realized that my mindset was totally WRONG!
How could I downplay God’s glory and all powerful capability just because I hadn’t received something that yes is probably important but not as grand and important as the wonderful things He does for me daily!
I remember a friend of mine asking when I would be posting on the blog again and I told him that I already have a title and story, I was just waiting for the Testimony to come. The testimony being that God blessed me with what I have been praying for.
Goodness! I was completely blinded by this need to the point where I refused to be used by God till He would do something for my own convenience.
I realized that I had really belittled God.
Has He not been good to me?
Has He not sheltered me, clothed me, fed me?
He has given me soo much! Like literally…I cant even begin to count all my blessings!
I mean…I have even gained kidogo weight cause of how He has been soo good! 😛
Well…I had to repent and asked Him to forgive me of my selfishness and utter ungratefulness! Then I changed my mindset and started seeing all the blessings that have been poured in my life and I can truthfully tell you that Jesus has proved to be way above and beyond better than I have ever known or imagined Him to be!
He is a really good Father and I know that He has not forgotten me. I know that He remembers me and that my prayers do not fall on deaf ears.
We have all gone through such situations…maybe we are even on the same boat…but let me re-assure you that you are not forgotten.
Jehovah sees, Jehovah knows. He will come through!
I’m praying for anyone who might be in the same situation today…may your heart understand that God is soo much better than you could ever imagine Him to be!
Praise Him for the great things He has done and even for those to come. He will do it!
Loads of love and may God bless you!
P.s…. He came through! 🙂
Jesus came through and answered my prayer…but you know what, that really isn’t as important because even before then, He had proved to be way way better than I would have ever thought or imagined Him to be. 🙂
HE will come through for you too. ♥