Have you ever been blindsided? Has life hit you with a curve ball, you sure as heck didn’t see coming? I’m sure at one time or another it’s happened to all of us. Isn’t it something, that many times it happens when you think “wow everything is just going so great!” & BOOM here comes that blind side?
Maybe its the sit down in your boss’s office and (s)he tells you that you’re being laid off. Maybe it’s that person you saw the rest of your life with telling you that they don’t want to be with you. Or maybe it’s the doctor with some bad news. The list of examples can go on. And it’s normal as an initial response to be like “WHAT THE…”, and to react with our emotions, because hey God gave us feelings for a reason. Some of us may want to cry, get upset, even angry because “everything was fine” and “I” wasn’t expecting this…let alone want it. But I want you to realize today that in that same moment you have an opportunity to make a choice and that choice is whether or not you are going to trust God with this blind side. Because see nothing is a surprise to Him.
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalms 139:16 NLT)
This means He already saw this coming in your life, AND He already knows what the result is going to be. So you can just choose to say “God I don’t know why this is happening, and I don’t know how I’m going to do this but I’m going to trust that you will help me through it.” If you believe in God (or “a God”) in a time like this its the best to experiment and open yourself to Him, so that He can reveal who He is to you. OR you can not say anything at all and dwell in your thoughts and try to figure it out. And hey maybe you can figure it out. But I just want you to know if you choose to trust God in getting you through this, be ready to receive the awesome peace of knowing that you’re placing your trust on the One who already saw it coming and knows the right path to take to get through it.
Not to long ago I had to make the choice. And through the despair and pain of heart-break I said “God you’re in control”. Now it doesn’t mean that everything was easy after. I did have many moments where I felt and still feel fear, doubt, insecurities and sadness but I had to realize if I was going to choose to trust God I could not dwell in these thoughts that were only going to bring me down. I had to get ready to fight back mentally declaring that “everything will be okay and I will see the goodness of God in my life”. I ran into an awesome verse that says:
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2)
He was saying to me, look these waters may seem deep, you may feel like your life is up in flames but its okay I’m with you and it’s not going to destroy you. It’s not even going to touch you. Can I say powerful? It assured me that I had made a wise decision to trust the One that would not let this bring me down. I want you to know that He is saying the same thing to you, “yeah you’re going to go through moments that can drown you but if you trust me I am with you and you WILL see this through!”
The choice is yours!
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