Tonight, I’m learning that my circumstances should not and cannot change my relationship with Jesus or my happiness. Jesus is bigger.
Today, things are just not seeming to go my way. I’m completely confused about something, I’m pretty sure I failed my test, had no idea what was going on in lab, didn’t get to go to church, and didn’t get hired for the job I wanted. In the midst of struggles though, I find myself remembering that God told us that we would go through trials, whether they are small or large, we will go through them. He didn’t say it would be easy, but he said it would be worth it. Lord, allow me to see the positives in everything and to obedient to you and your will for me. Allow me to reach for you, in the midst of trials, and to remember that you are always worth it. He says to us, “I am the Lord your God” and I want to rest in that tonight. That the Lord of the stinking universe is my father! That he loves me more than anyone ever could. And that he knows exactly how things will turn out, regardless of how I am completely confused. “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see” Please Jesus, let me rest in you tonight.
Oh sweet Jesus,
You have overwhelmed my heart and rocked my world today. And I could not be more excited and stoked to follow you this week and the rest of my days! Today Jesus answered my prayers and revealed to me the church I am suppose to get plugged into this year. I am so overjoyed because this has been a struggle for me the past few months and God pulled me out of bed this morning and was just like, you need to go to this church at this time today, and so I listened and the message ROCKED me and my tiny little world and God revealed to me that that is going to be my church! God answers prayers~ not in our timing but in His! God, you are SO good, all the time. When times are the most difficult I have ever seen and when times are the best they’ve ever been, You are GOOD. God, you are giving me such a different perspective on SO many things. You are rocking my world, day by day and you are encouraging me and leading me to love You more and to come to You in any situation and You are leading me in a pursuit of you that I LOVE! God, I don’t understand why you’ve picked me to be your daughter and your servant but I am overjoyed and so thankful that you love me and chose me. You are a wonderful God and no matter what happens, I will stay remain loving you and in pursuit of you daily. I love you Jesus. Thank you for choosing me.
"One thing I ask from the Lord
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’
Your face, Lord, I will seek.”