I haven’t posted on this blog for over a year! For several years I was blogging all the time and then I just sort of stopped. I didn’t feel inspired or compelled. I even thought, why would people want to read what I’m thinking? Am I so special or unique in the way I write? There are so many blogs, so many magazines and articles online, so many writers.
My original purpose, which is still true, was to encourage people: to help them feel less alone in their doubts, questions, struggles, and the everyday walk of life, to share what I’m learning in hopes that maybe it will help them.
This summer a few friends told me that the brief things I post on twitter (which then posts to facebook) had encouraged them and to keep on posting. That blessed me and made me realize that if I enjoy writing, if it helps me process what’s in my heart and mind, gives me an outlook for self-expression, and if even just a few can relate or gain some encouragement, then I want to keep blogging.
This weekend I was extremely blessed and encouraged by someone else. This person shared his testimony with me, how he was caught up in habits, friends and a lifestyle that was detrimental and that pulled him away from God. When arrested one night and sitting in the police station, he says he heard God say loudly and clearly, “This is not what I planned for you.” He knew that he needed to turn back to Jesus. He says that when he did everything changed. Jesus helped him get away from the things that were dragging him down and gave him purpose. Now he is closer to Him, more on fire for Him, well on his way toward the plan that God has for him.
There are some people I love who are struggling and need to hear God’s voice loudly and clearly. They need direction. Through my friend’s story, God reminded me to trust Him and believe that He can and does change hearts, speak, help, redirect and nothing is impossible for Him! I asked Him to forgive me for my times of unbelief when I slip back into worry mode, and told Him I trust Him.
God is not just some person that likes to help people. The entire universe is enveloped by Him! He has always been, is present now, and always will be. He is limitless in love, power, knowledge, and mercy. He made everything that exists and yet cares about each person. I don’t understand it, but I’m thankful! He never changes and never goes back on His word. We can trust Him. Nothing is impossible for Him.
“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them? Psalm 8:3-4