A year later and my life could not be more different, but I thought nights like this were behind me for good. Looking in the mirror and seeing my tear-stained face staring back at me is not something I was prepared for tonight because somewhere along the way I forgot.
People can be so cruel.
But there’s still hope. There’s always hope.
When you fall, God will pick you up. When you cry, He will cradle every single tear in His hands. When you call on Him, He will answer. People will fail you, God cannot. No matter what you’re walking through right now, remember these three things:
#1. It does NOT matter what people say or think about you. You had a purpose before anyone had an opinion.
#2. God has a plan. Whether you question that plan or not, He has one. And I assure you, it’s better than anything you will ever come up with on your own.
#3. And finally, this one is my favorite. Maybe your heart has been broken, shattered, and it feels like a crumpled up piece of paper sometimes, let me just encourage you to not lose hope. I know it’s hard sometimes, but you have to remember that God keeps His promises.
I don’t know about you, but I’m carrying a promise in my heart right now. And I’m not willing to lose sight of that for anything this world could possibly have to offer. People may doubt your promise, they may attack it and you. Don’t let that keep you from believing in it.
If God placed that promise in your heart, He will fulfill it. And when He does, it will be absolutely beautiful.
It’s time we stop letting people control how we feel about something that’s really none of their business anyway.
Keep praying. Keep believing. Keep trusting God.
As I found myself and my promise attacked again tonight as it has been pretty relentlessly the past few months, I felt my sweet Savior whisper in my heart, “It’s time.”
It’s time we stop doubting Him. It’s time we stand up for His Word. It’s time to kick the enemy in the teeth and walk in the promises and blessing God has for us.
He is faithful.