He IS Working

If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.
Matthew 10:39

Last night at rehearsal, someone shared a message that helped me to lift myself up during times of pain and trouble that are to come. God said to them "I was working then and I am working now, will you trust me?"

It's almost as if we are equipped with this hold on us that causes us to forget the times when we went through what we thought was the toughest struggle in our lives, greatest affliction and misery, BUT GOD came and saved the day, or in some cases, our lives. I had to reflect on my past. Most of the time people say let the past be in the past, but often times the past is what helps us pave our way into what is to come.

So many things that I didn't think that I would make it through, because I depended on myself. Still, I find trouble letting go. But God being so faithful, even when I did not depend on Him, he carried me through the fire. I encounter trials now as I walk with Christ and I catch myself worrying. The bible says " Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can't accomplish a little thing like that, what's the use of worrying over bigger things?"

It's easy to lose faith and to give up on trusting in God, but when you think about all He has done and what He has brought you do, that seems effortless to me.

"I was working then and I am working now" If you can't think of one single thing where His work has surpassed anything that you can ever do...well, you're lying and in denial. He is working now. He is able. He needs you to trust Him. This is something I always pray about. I know God is probably like, Girl you need to start praying for something else. But I just want to be able to trust Him, have faith in Him, and believe more. I learned that it starts with ME. I can't seek His love through someone else. I can't find trust in Him because of what I seen Him do with another persons life. So I know, He has done WONDERS and WORKED in my past, He is also working now. 

Even though I am running through the fire, I know that His hand is over me, protecting me, and working.

Date: September 25, 2014
Saphia Louise