“When all around my soul gives way. He then is all my hope and stay.”
On May 30th, I will have officially been home a year. A year since God completely wrecked my life, but in a good way. I use to tell people The World Race was the best year and the hardest year of my life. Now, I would have to say the past year having been back in the states has been the hardest year of life. God has been sharpening me and mending my heart which is well painful. I saw and experienced things that broke my heart, but I know that through this past year He has been revealing Himself more and more to me.
I have grow in some areas yes and in others I still struggle and I know this will be a lifelong process. Something tells me this hard year will not even compare to others to come in my future. but one truth that has never changed is who i am in God. I am His daughter. His beloved. and who we say God IS determines who we are. Let me say that again…
Who we say God IS determines who we are.
speak it. declare it. it is truth.
He is good. He is a provider. a comforter. awesome. amazing. all powerful. unchanging. inextinguishable…
Sunday night at worship, it was spoken over me that my 12 month season of winter is over. done. gone. That spring has come! That my identity felt lost, but has been in Jesus all along. This was from a complete stranger who I had never even told him my name. He chose to step out in faith and share a message from God to me. encouragement. prophecy. call it what you want, it doesn’t matter to me because I know it was legit. I declare that newness in Jesus alone!
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
Man this is hard, but OH so worth it for Him, for our Papa, our Daddy. I don’t know exactly what this next season holds, but I do know God has big plans and I seriously cannot wait- I get so giddy thinking about it!!
I leave you with this quote from John Piper… (he was speaking on marriage, but I think the same holds true to life)
“Knowing Christ is more important than making a living. Treasuring Christ is more important than bearing children. Being united to Christ by faith is a greater source of material success than perfect sex and double-income prosperity. Either way, (life) is short. It may have many bright days, or it may be covered with clouds…. But if we set our face to make of (life) mainly what God designed it to be, no sorrows and no calamities can stand in our way. Every one of them will be, not an obstacle to success, but a way to succeed. The beauty of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church shines brightest when nothing but Christ can sustain it.“
This video is the testimony of Ian and Larissa Murphy’s life. It is a beautiful example of God desiring more to our lives than what the world offers.