God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.
Lamentations 3:22-24 (MSG)
Today (Saturday), I am sitting here looking back on a journal entry from precisely one year ago. If you would have told me a year ago my life would look like it does now, I don’t know that I would doubt you. I wouldn’t believe you but…
A year ago I was living in Arkansas with my parents and working as a freelance graphic designer from their house.
A year ago I was journaling about how lost I felt. I was where God called me for the time being, but it no longer felt like “home,” and I was recognizing signs of shifting.
A year ago I was journaling about how alone I felt. I was surrounded by people, but I didn’t have anyone talk to.
A year ago I was struggling to find words for what I was feeling. God was lifting burdens and giving me new ones that I did not yet fully understand.
Looking back, I see dimly now what I couldn’t see at all then. I can see him there in the midst of it all. He was always there. He was faithfully working things out for my good.
I am not saying my life is perfect or easy or any less confusing because that is just life. What I am saying is I am a better person than I was a year ago because I learned to trust who God said he was. I had to rely on him when I felt like I was drowning.
Maybe you need to hear this… Perhaps I just need to say it… He is a faithful God.
As I sit here typing this post to go out Monday while talking to friends, all I can say through the tears is God is faithful. I have full confidence that I am walking in the promises God has for me right now. Remember whatever your situation, wherever you are in this moment, our God is a faithful God. His reach goes to the lowest of lows and his love for you goes further than time and deeper than space.
Don’t dwell on your current situation. Dwell on who he is. He is faithful, and he will take care of you.