I know you are running on empty but just HOLD ON! I know your heart hurts. I know you feel the weight of LIFE. I know that you are the woman at the well…I know you are the woman called Hagar that feels like she has to run…I know that you are the woman like Hannah that has a silent cry and a silent prayer that no one else knows BUT God. I know you feel like David running in the wilderness or Moses in the dessert. I know that you see the victory of many and are wondering why your day is taking long to arrive…and not only is it taking long but worse things are happening in the interim…i know that you are smiling but deep down you are not content. I know that you are laughing but deep down you feel sorrow…I know people say that you are strong and you got this but deep down you feel weak! I know that you feel like everything is really stripped away and that all TOO many times your hanging on by a limb. I know others are being promoted and you feel the pink slip. I know that many are going out splurging but you have to hold on to your dollars. I know that others are being pampered and inside you feel neglected. I know everyone is getting dolled up and inside you feel ugly. I know you see others as beautiful and happy and all-together lovely and you feel torn and destroyed. I know you see their happy pictures and your putting up yours yet you feel alone. Please know that there is a GOD WHO SEES YOU… a GOD who loves you…a God who says that you matter. He is pursuing you…so much so that when the day arrives of your bliss it is going to knock you off your feet. He is your Knight in Shining Armor. He is the one that will come running to you always. He is your best friend. He is your lover. He is your provider. He is your advocate. He is your counselor. He is your healer. He is your deliverer. He is your joy. He is your rest. He is your strength… please see the value that He sees in you and not the value you FEEL that others are placing on you.
Your time will happen. And just because you see someone with “things” and a smile doesn’t mean they have it all…for no one does. Even the one that has the most needs the Savior. I know you feel ugly, your situation looks ugly, that people can make you feel ugly and treat you horribly but just look to God as your ultimate source! Not everyone is like that as well. When other things run dry, His love goes on for us and we will see Him in everything. The love of God and His provision for us will never run dry.
Your day is coming. Your spouse is going to be amazing. Your wedding day is going to be beautiful. Your paycheck is going to be HUGE! Your kids are going to lift you up! Your dream is going to come to pass.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Don’t let temporary emotions or temporary situations permanently destroy you or your purpose. Let it all go to God. The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that is coming [Romans 8:18].
All these things happen so that we can see that our gas light indicator is ON… You’re the only one in the vehicle. You see the lamp light come on that tells you – get gas or you will stop moving! It is time to fill up on God in your prayer time. Fill up on His word. Fill up on His promises. Fill up on faith. Fill up in God’s presence. Ask Him to fill you up. “Lord! Fill my cup! You are my portion!”
I laid out before God in prayer, calling out for my situation and those of others. I KNOW IT IS HARD! I know it is not easy for any one of us. People are hurting. People are losing things. People are losing loved ones. People are losing their health. People are losing their strength. People are losing their faith. But we can have our peace in the interim. THAT is a fact.
“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”John 14:25-27
We have an Advocate [
Exhausted to Faith-Filled!!!!!!
Thank you God…I know you are with us.