Wednesday, August 8, 2012

God is able

These past 10 days have been an emotional roller coaster of sorts. I've taken a step back. Took time to think, reflect, write out feelings, spend time with God, pray and talk with those closest to me. I needed a time out.

I hadn't read the Bible online or my actual Bible in days. I finally opened my physical Bible to Corinthians (because it was near the page I had previously bookmarked with a very old subway coupon lol). My copy has 'devotionals' on certain pages and i came across a particular one titled, "God is able". It was exactly what I needed to read at that moment. The Lord was speaking to me.

 "And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work"---2 Corinthians 9:8

Who do i think i am to doubt God's awesomeness? I know doubt is not of God but yet my fleshy self does doubt the good, the miracles that are abound! Why do i forget that he is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-ever so caring about ME? I know that i cannot do anything on my own, so why do i sometimes become so overwhelmed at my mountains of struggles, when i can turn to Christ to help ease my stress and worry? I became so exhausted mentally and emotionally.

I was tired. Tired of fighting inside. Tired of feeling less. Tired of worrying about things beyond my control, with trying to figure out how to deal with things that i could/can control.

I am reassured that God is able to see me through my trials. 
He is able to fill my heart and ease my heartache. 
He is able to take my moments of weakness and make me a stronger person as an outcome. 
He is able to bless me to be able to bless others. I want my life to be a blessing to others and He's guiding me to do that. 
God is able to open doors that I thought wouldn't exist{hello new friendships & opportunities!!}
God is able to provide safety and protection to my loved ones. 
God is able to bring me peace and restore my hope.

How do you cope with trials? Do you see what God is able to do in your life?



Pamela said...

This is so good, Miss Brit Britt - I needed this today. It is hard sometimes in our fleshy selves to remember that God is able for all things even when we see firsthand over and over the things He does for us on a moment to moment basis. Thanks for sharing this.

Becca Acker said...

Going through some struggles myself. Nothing major, but things that leave me no option BUT to trust God. We must cling to Him at all times!

The Moseleys said...

Sometimes when trials come, the only thing that brings me comfort is the realization that God is GOOD. and that is so comforting!

Lynne said...

Struggles here as well (though I guess every human on the planet could say that, huh?). I say Romans 8:28 several times a day - we are also (as a church) memorizing a few verses together. We practice them a few times during the service by all saying them. One of them is 2 Corinthians 5:7. That's a good one too!

I am also uplifted and encouraged by the blogs that I read - including yours! Thanks for being willing to share what is on your heart and going on with your life. It makes me feel I am not alone.