Oh, the power of speaking the principles and promises within the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
My precious lamb, I, the Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. I breathed the word, and all the stars were born. I made you in My image and now you too can speak life into every situation. You can declare a thing and it shall be.
Keep yourself from negativity. Be quick to forgive and keep your heart pure before Me. Let go of the things that would try to pull you down and rise above those things, then you may declare My Word boldly and with power.
Sow seeds of peace and joy everywhere you go that others will recognize My nature in you. When things are difficult remember that you belong to the God who hung the stars in place and called them by name. Beloved, come, learn of Me, spend time with Me, place your trust in Me, walk in all My ways and let Me shower you with My love, My grace and with My mercy.
Have you ever found yourself experiencing what I call Fakebook envy, or Insta-regret as you scroll through the pages of others seemingly staged perfected lives? You’re not alone!
Thanks for joining us today for our Wednesday’s Word with our guest blogger, Breanna Foster! I love her transparency and I’m sure you will too!
We will resume next week with more of When Faith Meets Suffering.
As I get another year closer to 30 as a single mom, the emotional and mental breakdowns occur seemingly way more regularly. It’s so easy to lose sight of how far you’ve come and where you are today and instead be laser-focused on the one thing you don’t have, especially when you log in to the utopia we call Instagram and/or Facebook and see everyone with their perfect 6’4” God-loving husbands and farmhouses built from the ground up.
It’s almost like I become a toddler in a candy store throwing a fit via text to my girlfriends accompanied by a screenshot screaming “WHY CANT I HAVE THIS?”
But that’s just the thing about social media. It conditions us to subconsciously compare our triumphs, wins, success, happiness and lives to people who may not even be happy below the surface. This is not to say that people are all secretly miserable but instead, I am learning that it’s okay to wait for something that doesn’t just look good, but that feels good too.
Happiness and success look different on everybody. I know this season of my life has called me to do other things. I may not be growing my family but I am growing in other ways. I may not be where I thought I’d be at 28, but I am where God wants me to be. I won’t compare. And I’ll rest easy knowing that God is working in ways I can’t even see. All for me. Plus, look at this cutie who looks up to me.❤️
Steadfast in truth
Can you stand strong on your own?
Or do you break down
Feeling the emptiness deep in your bones
Remembering the days when you were so young
So wild, So free
Dreaming up stories, fairytale scenes
Thinking one day ‘that will be me’
I will meet my prince on a bright starry night
And off we will ride into the moonlight
On his white stallion horse
But that wasn’t your course
You took a turn here, stumbled a bit there
Pricked by a thorny rose bush
Soon you were more than stumbling
No longer that strong, independent girl
Alone, afraid, and lost in this world
Anxiety crept in
Dark thoughts took you through a spin
When does the madness ever end?
My friend you look lost
A bit over tossed
By the waves and the wind
The storms took you and kept you in
You’ve lost your sight
With those burning tears in your eyes
Your help is here
There is a light
He is shining for you, Oh so bright
Waiting for you to take flight
He will cut all your chains
At the shout of His name
Singing ‘Jesus you I will forever praise!’
How glorious and marvelous is your magnificent name
I’ll hold you dear
Knowing that by Your grace I am more than saved
My path has been paved
Thanks for joining us for When Faith Meets Suffering, Part 10. Our author has actually been asked several times by some of her prayer team members if she was writing this journey down, to which she replied that she was via this blog, When Faith Meets Suffering. So, again, we want to emphasize that we realize Social Media is all about the “happy” side of life, and this may seem like a real bummer, but the author wants to share from the side of pain, because pain is a part of real life. On the other side, she knows in her bones that God will bring a victory from this season of suffering and will be just as transparent about the victory as she has been about the season of suffering.
Their difficult conversations in the days ahead revealed a revelation so painfully filled with truth that it hit her soul, rocked her mind and literally sent her to her knees as she imagined what he had felt like for all those years without the affection he craved. Never mind her perception, her truths that brought a different light to this particular snare that had sent him running from her and into her snare; just looking at it from his perspective was enough to bring such a palpable painful Godly sorrow.
She cried for what felt like hours and as she prayed for forgiveness for her part of this tragedy, she felt a peace wash over her and cleanse her from all that had stolen from her, a peace that surpassed what had been her inability for years, the ability to connect with the man God gave her nearly 15 years ago in marriage.
As she rose from her prostrated position of prayer and sat in her chair to journal, another powerful revelation landed in her soul and she began to write: WE BECAME ENEMIES IN INTIMACY.
The tears came again, but mixed with the pain was an attitude of gratitude that God loves her enough to reveal these things to her and to not leave her the way that she was.
She clicked on the link for the devotional she had gotten the day before to finish it up and smiled at God’s perfect timing yet again that reminded her she was not in this battle alone; that He was/is and will continue to fight for their marriage.
“Longsuffering leads to Godly sorrow
If you are someone who’s been heart recently in the name of love, I pray that you will feel The Father’s arms of love wrap around you today, guide you and keep you in His perfect peace.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your path” Proverbs 3:5
Yet so hard to grasp
Our human minds only see the task
A decision set before us
Deemed to make without knowing what’s in store for us
So easy to say ‘let go and just trust’
Yet too often we trust our own process
and not the Person behind the progress
Not the Spirit giving us that small push
Or the voice we hear beneath the burning bush
Flames keeping that burning desire in our hearts
Yet the decisions to be made keep us from the start
So we sit and we wait
All of the possibilities instead of the actuality
Too afraid to face the reality
When the weight seems to be too much
All we can do is let go & just trust
Trust in the One
Trust in His word
Whispering to us
“This light momentary affliction is preparing us
For an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison”
and once we release that weight of worry
Allowing God to take the glory
We can finally see
“not the things that are seen but the that are unseen –
For the things that are seen are transient,
But the things that are unseen are eternal”
and that promise of eternity is beyond all fears of the external
The decision may be ours
But we must take arms
The battle is not easy
But we are given His fortuity
And the chance to make the most of the opportunity
[2 Corinthians 4:17-18]