A few years ago when I was writing my novel—I say that in all humbleness as it is locked away for no one to see—I was trying to fix my main character. I had thought to make it a main stream novel but I remember telling someone, “I can’t fix her without God.”
I’ve been counseling a friend the past few days and I feel the same with her. The only hope I have to give is from God. Only through Him do I know how to make the wrong ok, have reason to forgive and look forward to the future.
I was just listening to Britt Nicole’s new song All This Time just now and I love the chorus:
All this time
From the first tear cry
To today’s sunrise
And every single moment between
You were there
You were always there
It was You and I
You’ve been walking with me all this time
And it’s true. He’s been with me since I was a little girl. If there is anything good or praiseworthy in my life it’s not because I’m smart or have the right answers. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s only because I did what was right even when I didn’t want to because He said it. It’s because I learned that His small voice was right every time I tried to tell him he was wrong. It’s because I learned His ways are the right ways. It pays off every. single. time. Patience, kindness, generosity always are the right responses and the amazing thing is I didn’t muster up any of those qualities. He gives them through His spirit. When you seek his voice and obey, those are the qualities on display.
I don’t know where I’m going with this except just to take time and say God is good all the time. If you need hope, it’s through him. Only through him. I’m so thankful for all his blessings all this time. He’s so good. So faithful. He loves me so well and I just want that so badly for everyone else. The Christian life doesn’t mean it’s easy but it does mean it’s full of hope. Even in the darkest hour there is hope in his purpose and goodness.
If you’re struggling, please hold on to him. I don’t have the answers. I don’t. But I can point you to the one who does. God can fix it. Whatever your “it” is, he either has a way out or he’ll hold you straight through. Find that still, small voice and hang on to it with all you’ve got.