Monday, December 22, 2014

This is our God

"Now your name is Anne, right?" I shook my head and smiled at the elderly gentleman that can't seem to keep my name straight, "No Sir, my name is Rachel". "Ahhh!" he says,"Rachel! I remember now.. Did you know that you know that you have one of the most beautiful smiles, and you have such a gentle and sweet way about you..." I smiled and thanked him.

   This semester proved to be the most difficult one yet but through it all God was faithful. Through a simple prayer every morning I'd ask Him for strength to get through the day, and he proved to be faithful and gave me the strength I needed to get through the various trials of everyday life.  Every time when I felt like I was going to fall He brought someone into my life to catch me and lift me back up again. Even on some days when that,"strength" was through a coffee with a double shot of espresso or an elderly gentleman that called me, "Anne". He knows what we need exactly when we need it, why? Because the maker of Heaven and Earth created you, dear one.

"You've searched me LORD, and know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my laying down. You are familiar with all my ways." Psalms 139:1-3

    He will lead you when you don't have the courage to keep walking. He'll give you the strength to let go of whatever you're hanging on to. He is constant when everything in this world changes in ways you couldn't dream of. He never changes, our God is always there, and he will never leave you nor forsake you. He is the, "I AM" the one with no beginning or end. Strive to be yourself, and in His perfect timing everything will have a reason for happening. With God there are no surprises he knows the outcome of every situation, and that is why Christ is the one we should put our hope and trust in.

Have hope, after all it's Christmas time a season of hope, peace, and joy.

This is our God, living and breathing;
call Him courageous, relentless, and brave. 
This is our God, loving and reaching;
scandalous mercy and mighty to save.
Hallelujah this is our God; hallelujah, this is our God
Hallelujah this is our God; sing praise.

In Him,