I lay curled into a ball, my eyes closed against a difficult world. I struggled to harness my thoughts and bring them captive to the Lord for I knew that there, and there alone, is where the wild imaginings belonged. Under my direction, my thoughts only stirred fears and doubts, anxieties and disappointment. But under the Lord’s guard, the debilitating thoughts were brought subject to His perfect peace. Fear and doubt had to flee. Feelings of rejection and lack of self-worth were made null and void. Anxiety lost its power and things of disappointment were seen from God’s perspective.
I knew these things.
But I remained curled in a ball. Numb. Wishing it all away, but doing nothing to resist.
Out of the blurry fog of my mind came the word, “remain”.
Like a lightning bolt from a darkened sky, this simple word forged a path out of my whirlwind of disillusionment.
My thoughts shifted. I realized I wasn’t being steadfast in my trust of the Lord, but yet … HE remained faithful.
When I succumb to the enemy’s taunts and find myself curled into a ball of depression … He remains.
When I don’t know how I’m going to pay my bills or what my future holds … He remains.
Yes, our God remains. He remains steadfast in His love for us. His mercy is from everlasting to everlasting. He is the Alpha and Omega — the beginning and the end. He is our constant in an ever-changing world.
Our God is eternal. He remains.
When the forces of darkness curl you into a ball and your eyes fight hard to shut out a difficult world, remember the steadfast love of the Lord never changes. He remains faithful to His child.
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