You ever fall on your face? (literally, like I just did on my run in front of everyone driving to work 😅👍🏼) but also figuratively, when you make wrong choices and find yourself sitting on the ground, bruised and bleeding?
That's where I find myself today, and what a fall it was. Ouch.
Pride is perhaps the biggest sin we struggle with as humans, at least for myself I know it is. Not trusting in God to provide no matter what we feel, or what our circumstances are. Not trusting that His ways are higher and better than our own. Refusing to let go of the precious “control” we think we hold over our lives. Well friends, I am walking proof to tell you that pride, fear, doubt - these things will lead you to fall. They will leave you sitting on the side of the road painfully broken. Here’s the good news *scratch that* the great news: GRACE. . It is not anything that I deserve, or any of us; nor it is something we can earn, and yet... it is freely given to us no matter how far we run. Resisting God doesn’t come without consequences; but it is NEVER too late to lay it all down and follow Him. Our God is the Master of making all things NEW 🙌🏼 He makes all things work together for my good; even when I fail, God is the strength in my weakness. He picks me up from off the ground, brushed me off, and calls me loved. Amazing grace 💕 It is here in my complete brokenness, that I can see past my stubborn pride to admit that I NEED A SAVIOR. God’s ways are better, higher, and greater than any plans I could ever come up with on my own.
And so as I rise to my feet, I will resolve to follow You Lord; wherever You will lead me; to pick up my cross, and walk forward in faith and victory to fulfill the assignment You have for me. You have called me higher, You have called me deeper and I’ll go where You will lead me Lord. No fear can stand against me now; for my God is greater than my feelings and greater than any obstacle I will face in this life. Give it all to Him, even the hurting, broken, impossible places; and He will make beauty from ashes 🥀🌹
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11 💛