No matter what we face, no matter what life throws at us, we stand firm. We believe that God is God and he will bring his promises to pass. We believe that we will see the goodness of God in the land of the living!
Like pebbles and Jadeite, a lot of times even we don't know our real worth. We may look completely ordinary on the outside, but wait til God gets a hold of us and shows us what's inside.
If our Father is holding us close and loving us so epicly, what's stopping you from feeling all kinds of loved?
"Timing isn't my favorite subject because let's face it, I can be just as impatient as the next guy. Waiting? What's that? Why do I have to wait? Why can't I have what I want, when I want it?"
In my life, kindness has been my greatest means of witnessing Jesus to others. Because, honestly, who smiles that much? Who gives so much of themselves and expects nothing in return? Why would they do that?
As single women, we often feel that this is a time in life to "get through". We long for the day our man sweeps us off our feet. We secretly plan our future wedding (don't deny it, you know you do). We imagine what lazy days will be like after we're married. How our hubby will treat us. And somewhere in the middle of all that dreaming, we lose our sense of peace and contentment.
Many times in our season of singleness, we feel unloved or left out. Our friends may be getting married or having babies. They may have a "prospect" or a "guy friend" and you've got nothing. Trust me I can relate to that one.
You see, God's instructions are always simple, but they're not always easy. Take practically any direct order from the Bible, and you'll see.
Train yourself to trust God no matter the circumstance!
There are times in life when you want something so badly it hurts, keeps you up at night, and pervades most of your thoughts, actions, and purposeful direction. I'm at that stage in life right now, aching for several things. Things I've been working toward for years and still seem no closer to achieving.
This morning, I opened my current devotional book and found: