Posted April 11, 2014on:
I sincerely wish that we had news to share that was “exciting” or allowed others to rejoice along with us in triumph. But I can’t. Our situation hasn’t changed, our lives are still up in the air.
But, over the course of these last few months God has taught me more than I can fully unpack at one time. Yet, I want to try to give you an update. I want to give God glory.
Romans 4:20 says
No unbelief made him [Abraham] waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.
As I sit here and reflect on all the ways that God has preserved us, cared for us, comforted us, loved us, I am moved to tears. Y’all, we serve a good, good God. I seriously forget that sometimes. I forget how amazing He is just because He Is. Not because He gives us things, not because we feel happy (or feel anything for that matter), but because HE IS. He is faithful. He is merciful. He is all-knowing. He is our source of comfort, our provider, our rock and our fortress. He is true to Himself. He is our God and our Father. HE IS.
God deserves every bit of glory in our lives. He deserves to be praised when we wake and when we go to sleep. He deserves to hold the highest position in our lives, in our thoughts, in our hearts, because HE IS.
He is a God whose grace is sufficient.
He is a God who called/who chose/who claimed me for His own.
He is a God whose blood was shed.
He is a God who rescued.
He is a God fully worthy of every moment of my life.
When I compare myself to God, I see I am weak, I am faithless, I am wrathful, I am a sinking ship.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
1 Corinthians 12:9
In our suffering, in our weakness, in the darkness that covers us, God isn’t telling us to fend for ourselves, fight our own battles. No, He is whispering into our hearts – “My grace is sufficient for you.”
He is sufficient.
So friends, if there is one way to sum up all that I have learned in the past six months, it is simply that HE IS.