~God is so good and He truly cares for each one of us! We can blame God for so many things that happen to us and happen in our lives and He is strong enough to shoulder the blame, yet I truly believe in my heart of hearts that God is not the cause of illness, death, disease, and the myriad of awful things that happen in this lifetime. I am so thankful that no matter what our beliefs may be on that, He cares, He can handle the tears, the blame, the angry fist shaken towards heaven, the doubts and fears and yet....and yet in the midst of it He promises that He will never leave us, never forsake us, always comfort us, count our every tear and longs to show us Himself in every day life!!
I was recently shown His love in such a tangible way through my son Ezra, my 14 year old son has been walking the malls praying for complete strangers..... not in a freaky way just a really approachable way... and he honestly sees people healed every single week from life long back injuries to broken bones..... something I personally don't think i could do , way outta my zone!!
Anyway one day we were driving and I said some extremely fearful words. Words filled with fear, doubt and anxiety, he was sitting behind me at the time and immediately he leaned forward and put a hand on each one of my shoulders and proceeded to pray quietly for me.....I felt incredible heat on my shoulders, something I've never experienced before, like something was burning through my parka and felt an incredible peace wash over me, he left his hands there all the way home and I don't know the words he was praying but I felt the change. Why do I share this?!
In that moment I was filled with fear, filled with doubt and incredibly anxious and God reached out to me through my son, I didn't ask for it, I didn't have to amp up my belief or faith that God cared enough for me to do something....He just did, He showed up to say I love you in the midst of the struggle and lifted it in that moment! I believe all around us are glimpses of God, a God who loves us so much He sent His son Jesus so that we could spend eternity with Him forever at the end of our life!
Yes there will be extremely difficult circumstances in this lifetime, there is illness, there is cancer...STUPID cancer, there is death, there is heartache, there is struggle...we are not promised a perfect, struggle free life but we are promised love, comfort and peace that passes all human understanding and reasoning in the midst of it all! He loves us so much and is ALWAYS there with arms wide open in a posture of a parent waiting for His child to run into His arms! He will scoop you up, wipe your tears, listen to your worries and fears and cover you in His care!
Friends I hope you know how incredibly special you are, you are loved completely today, there is NOTHING missing in His love for you, it is complete! I hope you feel a tangible moment of His peace and comfort and love for you TODAY!!!
Love you all!!!!
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