Pause Button On Life

Let’s just pause for a second. Be still.

Laying in bed last night, I turned to my fiancé Logan and said “I haven’t had a bad day in a while, but today was one.” Which his response was a great “well at least it’s over now.”

Then I got to thinking- I really had no bad days recently. I mean of course I was stressed some points of some days and things wouldn’t work out like I planned on other days, but at the end of the day I was always still content.

I won’t delve into details, because that’s a testimony for another time. However, I will say this: God hears us. Even if you’re mad at Him, even if you don’t “believe” in Him, even if you aren’t directly talking to Him: He hears you! Every word, every thought, every stress, every heartache, every joy; He is right there listening and feeling everything with you.

And you’re thinking “But Hailey, He doesn’t care. Do you see what all I’m going through, what all He’s put me through?!” And to that I say, patience. I am the world’s most impatient person, but what else can you do but wait and trust that good is coming? Whatever you’re going through right now is NOT for nothing, even if you think it is and you can’t see anything good coming from it. I was in your EXACT SAME SHOES less than a year ago, and it was an enduring feeling for almost 2 years. I was faithful, but when I didn’t see results from my God quickly enough, I got angry. How foolish of me, looking back now. I had the biggest blessing coming my way out of absolutely nowhere, I was blindsided, and I all I had to do was be patient.

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So, going back to last night. Yesterday was stressful, I cried for the first time in a while, I couldn’t see the way out, but still had a sliver of hope that there was one even though I was making plans as if there were no hope.

Today comes around. I wake up to send Logan off to work and go back to sleep. By the time I wake up, God has overflowed my life with more miracles that I do not deserve in the slightest. All of the stress of yesterday lifted off my shoulders. Not only did God provide once today, but TWICE! He’s sent two blessings my way. And you know what’s crazy? I didn’t even ask or pray for these things. I thought I had it all figured out, planning the “what ifs” by myself stubbornly, even though my God has proven over and over again that He can handle it above and beyond my expectations.

God will bless you (notice I did not say “may” or “might” or “well it depends”…I said “WILL”), just hang on to Him!!! This is a lesson from my life to not be stubborn and ignore the great things He can do for your life out of absolutely nothing.

But forget all that- it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-19)

God can make something beautiful (a pathway) out of absolutely nothing (the wilderness).

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)

 

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