Standing on His Promises & Leaning on His Ever Lasting Arms

This time last year, we were in the beginning of a nightmare.  We were hopeful and optimistic though that things were going to turn around for us quickly, and that we were going to get through it and breath again and say “well glad that’s over”.  Well…here it is, a little over a year later and still saying “we’re going to get through this”.  Why this nightmare happened and why we are still living it…I don’t know.

One thing that I do know is that Jesus is still walking with us through this long, dark, cold valley.  He didn’t promise he was going to take away our problems, He promises He will never leave us or forsake us.  He didn’t promise he was going to just grant us our wish, He said he would carry us through the storm.  He says He works all thing together for the good for those who love Him (Rom 8:28).  He says he knows the plan for us, plans to give us a hope and a future (Jer 29:11).  He warns us not to lean on our own understanding but in all our ways to acknowledge Him and He will make our paths straight (Prov 3;5-6).

So even though I wake up every morning with a load of worry and sorrow, I know I can come to the feet of my Jesus and cast all my cares upon Him because He cares for us and He will give us rest.  I know He has our best interest in mind.  I know that his love has no end.  It is on these promises I stand and in Him I will put my hope.

As we pray this burden is taken from us and even though I hardly understand why we are still facing this, I have come to lean on God more than ever before.  I am so thankful that instead of allowing my heart to become hardened and bitter (though at times it has been a struggle) I keep running to the arms of Jesus in the morning and resting at His feet at night.

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