God Is An Awesome God
I know you're tired. I know you feel overwhelmed.
You may feel as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last forever.
won't. You are almost through.
don't just "think" it has been hard; it has been hard.
You have been tested, tried, and retested on what you have learned.
beliefs and your faith have been tried in fire. You have
believed, then doubted, then, worked at believing some more. You
have had to have faith even when you could not see or imagine
what you were asked to believe.
thers around you may have tried to convince you not to believe in what you were hoping you could believe.
have had opposition. You have not gotten to this place with
total support and joy.
You have had to work hard, in spite of what was happening around you.
Sometimes, what motivated you was anger; sometimes fear.
went wrong....more problems occurred than you anticipated. There
were obstacles, frustrations,
and annoyances en route. You did not plan on this being the way it would evolve.
Much of this has been a surprise; some of it has not been at all what you desired.
it has been good. part of you, the deepest part that knows
truth, has sensed this all along,
even when your head told you that things were out of whack and crazy,
that there was no plan or purpose, that God had forgotten you.
much has happened, and each incident....the most painful, the
the most surprising....has a connection. You are beginning to see and sense that.
never dreamt things would happen this way, did you? But they
did. Now you are learning the secret....
they were meant to happen this way, and this way is good, better than what you expected.
didn't believe it would take this long, either...did you? But it
did. You have learned patience.
never thought you could have it, but now you know you do.
have been led. Many were the moments when you thought you were
forgotten, when you were convinced you had been abandoned. Now
you know you have been guided. Now things are coming into place.
You are almost at the end of this phase, this difficult portion of the journey. The lesson is almost complete.
You know....the lesson, you fought, resisted, and insisted you could not learn. Yes, that one. You have almost mastered it.
have been changed from the inside out. You have been moved to a
different level, a higher level, a better level.
have been climbing a mountain. It has not been easy, but
mountain climbing is never easy.
Now, you are near the top. A moment longer, and the victory shall be yours.
your shoulders. Breathe deeply. Move forward in confidence and
The time is coming to relish and enjoy all which you have fought for. That time is drawing near, finally.
know you have thought before that the time was drawing near,
only to learn that it wasn't.
But now, the reward is coming. You know that too. You can feel it.
struggle has not been in vain. For every struggle on this
journey, there is a climax, a resolution.
joy, abundant blessings, and reward are yours here on earth.
will be more mountains, but now you know how to climb them.
And you have learned the secret of what is at the top......abundant life! Freedom!
Everything that your heart has desired. It will all come to pass.
to keep climbing to the top, don't look back. You will make it
because Jesus is leading the way and has a hold on you that will
never release. He will make sure that you have success. You will
make it. Don't give up!
And remember, I love you, but Jesus loves you so much more than I ever could.