I don’t know if I totally agree with this prompt title. It’s part of Holley Gerth‘s Coffee For Your Heart, though, so I’m supposed to be encouraging. I’ve seen a lot of people who’ve battled many many things. Hard things. Things they never thought they’d be ok at the end of… and things that changed their lives forever.
But…. I also know that the God I love and serve is a powerful, powerful God. I also know that every single time that I’ve handed over whatever’s bothering, perturbing, distressing, plaguing me… whatever -ing verb you want to use… when I give that over to God, it becomes clear that I am going to be OK.
Now. Am I saying that praying makes everything peachy keen and there’s nothing that can touch me? That everything’s going to be sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows? Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m NOT saying that. I’d be lying to you if I were, because it’s so simply untrue.
With that cleared up, now that you understand that I’m not saying that praying cures every issue, I can say what I really am saying.
What I really am saying, and I will stand behind this for life…
“No matter what happens, you’re (eventually) going to be OK, because the God of the Universe is on the side of those who love Him.”
We’re not promised easy roads. In fact, we’re promised difficulty and strife in life as a Christian…. but I do know that God has my back, and that even if my situations don’t improve — sometimes they don’t — when I give up my circumstances and trust my Creator, I feel more prepared to tackle them and face them with a realistic understanding of what they are.
Holley Gerth has a book that’s just been released called “You’re Going to be OK.” I haven’t ordered it yet, but it is sitting in my Amazon “later” cart, which holds all kinds of books and just waits for me to have money to spend 🙂 I love Holley’s blog, though, and am currently reading another of her books called You’re Made For a God-Sized Dream, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.