Truth is a strange thing.
We can know it in our heads and yet feeling it in our hearts is an entirely different matter. At at no other time are we more aware of this duality than when we are hurting. When life feels so unbearable that we simply cannot imagine a time when we weren’t in so much pain.
But God’s truths, the truths about who He is, His character, His promises…they don’t change. Even when our circumstances do.
Even when there is deep pain.
Even when there is confusion.
Even when there seems to be no answer.
Even when there is betrayal.
Even when there is unbearable grief.
There are times in our lives when we feel like we are dangling from a tree branch. The wind is whipping all around, the rain is pouring down on us, the thunder and lightning crash and we are clinging to that branch with all of our strength but we can feel our fingers slipping as we doubt that this branch can hold us. Or, more accurately, that WE can hold onto IT.
When we cling to God’s truths, it doesn’t mean that the storms just magically disappear. It simply means that we are miraculously given the strength to keep holding on in the midst of the storm.
We cling to the truth that God is…
Because He is ALWAYS those things. Those truths don’t change even when our lives don’t go according to our plans. And as we embrace that duality of knowing the truth even when we aren’t feeling the truth, we reach a new level in our relationship with Him.
My prayer for you on this day, in this moment, that you would feel the truth of His love for you like never before.
Amen and Amen! Thanks for a beautiful message that is powerful for all times.
Valarie Sanford says
He is all in all and I thank you for sharing, now I will share!
Coming up on the 1st anniversary of my husband (of 53 years) homegoing to his Lord and Savior. I really appreciate your words and reminder that God is indeed faithful!.
Thank you for this post today, I needed this reassuring truth…..
Thank you, I needed to her this. It was perfect.
Kathy Anglin says
Amen and Amen.
Thank you for speaking God’s unchanging truth Vanessa.
The anchor holds in spite of the storm.
Betty Whatley says
Thanks for sharing. God is always with us no matter what pain we go through. He has been with me when I thought things couldn’t get worse, but it was like he was standing there saying I’m here and I always will be, hold on I am not through with you yet. I just can’t understand how people can live their life without knowing him. People just don’t know the love that he has for us. Thanks again.
So true! Thanks for sharing. ❤
Karen Hobson says
Good read today and very apropo for this time in our country.
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Wonderful post, Vanessa! May you also feel the truth of His love like never before!
May God Bless You in a very special way, today!
Thanks, so much, for sharing your thoughts! Love your posts!
Thanks so much for sharing this truth that God is faithful regardless of how I am feeling.
My eyes filled with tears as I read this post. My heart and my faith desperately needed the encouragement. Thank you and God bless you!
At The Picket Fence says
I’m so glad it was encouraging to you Renee and I’m praying for you right this minute that you would feel God surrounding you with His love. <3