So maybe it’s a good thing that “it” didn’t come to me, didn’t pan out the way I thought it should. Sometimes no is the answer. Sometimes you have to be okay with the “no.” Perhaps it is for your good, and there is something better – at least those are the lines people tell me, but they’re not walking in my shoes. They’re not feeling my heartache. They can’t understand the tinge of disappointment. They can’t hear the distant hush of the accuser. They can’t see how it feels like dreams have died in the winter – frozen and not growing.
I’d be lying if I said I was happy. I am only flesh and blood.
When I feel, I feel deeply. This much I know is true, Jehovah Jireh is my Provider. This truth I will cling to. It is what keeps the hope grounded deep in my soul.
So maybe it’s a good thing, it didn’t turn out how I thought it should. I can’t see that right now. It’s hard. I’ve been trudging along day by day and week by week. My heart hurts, but it is a healable ache. There is a Word God speaks to me that reminds my soul that my life and times are in His hands. Why should I fear? So in this moment I choose to stand in faith.
I cannot be deterred by the circumstances my eyes see. I believe that God is doing His handiwork in way I cannot imagine – quietly and strongly He is at work. I have this promise to which I will cling; “I was created for good works before time began.” So I say to my soul, fear not your God is with you and for you.
God knows, surely He knows. He is fully aware, and still I cling to this hope, “the boundary lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.” So maybe I don’t get it all or understand it all, and that’s okay – it’s going to all come together for good, and for His glory.
So, heart, hear and be still. Your “yes” is coming. Every “no” is one step closer to the dream and your destiny. Hold faith, and do not give up.
Maybe you too are struggling to keep hope in your heart because your circumstances defy your belief. Friends, beloved of God, do NOT lose heart. God has good plans for you. Choose to believe and walk by faith and not by site.
Words that bring me hope, and I hope they do they same for you.
2 Corinthians 1