This past Sunday, I did a corporate fast with my ladies of Wife Academy. I’m not gonna lie, giving up music and social media was hard. But it was needed. It gave me the mental space to pray and reflect. In the afternoon, God led me to cleaning out my photos in my phone. The first photo started in 2013 all the way to now. I was in complete tears by the end because I saw how far I had come but most importantly, how He has kept me.
Fear not, for I am with you;Isaiah 41:10 NKJV
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
There were so many screenshots of scriptures and posts from preachers that were relevant to what was happening at that time or about to happen. From warnings to love notes of how He was with me. Messages of hope for a new future He was bringing to me. The most powerful notes were the ones from 2 years ago when I decided to leave my son’s father after being together 10 years. That was the biggest and scariest transition of my life. I didn’t think I could do it (financially) or that I was up to the task (emotionally). But God.
Sometimes we wonder where God is. And because we are uncomfortable or are experiencing heartache, He can seem far away. But He showed me, He’s always been there!!! Every step of the way!! Something we must really grasp is that He does answer prayers! We just don’t get to dictate the how or when. There were and are many times that I have asked Him to take away the pain, or the situation… And He didn’t. The better prayer would have been to ask Him to help me deal with each obstacle. What I couldn’t see is that He wasn’t taking the situation away because of what He was trying to teach me… Or change within me.
I was so overjoyed and full of adoration and HOPE for my future. Whatever is coming next, I can handle because He’s with me. And it will always work out for my good!
And it’s the same for you too. ❤️