Last week during Ladies Bible Class, we talked for a few minutes about times in our lives where we have had to hang onto hope and God’s promises in our lives until things got better. Or the prayers were answered.
We just needed to believe.
I have a cross hanging in my bathroom at home. My sister-in-law gave it to me as a gift for being a bridesmaid in their wedding. When I got it, I searched all over the house trying to find where I wanted to put it. I found an empty nail on the wall in my bathroom and hung it there. (That sentence tells you just how great at decorating I really am!!)
I never really paid a whole lot of attention to it until I was struggling hard over something in my life. And then all of a sudden one day, when I was at my wits’ end, I looked up at that cross and it was like God was speaking very clearly to me.
Believe. Just believe.
And pretty much every time I look up at that cross, I have that same feeling. That God is telling me to believe. To hold on. To stay the course with Him. To stay close to Him.
The day that this first happened, I still didn’t have a fat clue what was going to happen in my life. I didn’t know that God was going to answer my prayers in the way I wanted (though He did answer them and completely blew me away later by the answer!). For all I knew, things would stay the same in my life. But I instantly felt different about my situation. I still didn’t like it one bit, but I knew even more that God was with me. That He was walking beside me through my pain.
It’s amazing the things, people, etc. that God uses in our lives. I am thankful for these experiences!
What is something (or someone) that God has used to speak into your life? I’d love to heard your stories!
There was one particular time that Karla Gerdes, Sara Snyder and Deb Pruessner were praying over me that God came near and reminded me that He loves me and will love me forever. It was a spiritual moment I will never forget!
Love it, Lynn!