but i feel like God is doing a number on my heart lately.
in a good way, because it's making me rely on Him so much more.
there's a lot of people in my life going thru some tough stuff right now.
i don't want to say that these things are good...
but i do know that God works for the good of those that love Him.
and i will keep bringing my requests to Him.
i will rest in the knowledge that He knows what He is doing.
it might feel raw... especially for those deep in the midst of their chaos.
but standing closer to Him means getting down hard on your knees.
and i know this to be true.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28 (NIV)
do you see what it says?
"in ALL things".
not just in the good times.
not just in the so-so mediocre times.
but in the shitty times.
pardon my language, but it's completely true.
and it's probably especially in these times that this verse holds true.
it tells us the things we need to know to draw us closer to Him.
to make us more Christlike.
that's what's so awesome about it!
we need to read it...
we need to ingest it!
i need to read it...
i need to ingest it!
and i will keep hoping... keep praying and laying my burdens down at His feet.
He is writing each and every one of our stories.
for His glory.
always for His glory.
to end i will share the message's version of the above verse.
it sums up this post perfectly!
"Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."
Romans 8:26-28 (MSG)