I don’t consider myself a stubborn person but when I’m convinced of something and feel it’s right, I will not back down. Usually, the stuff that I know is right relates to God’s abilities and power. No one can convince me God doesn’t love us and have a purpose for every one of us because of what He did for me on May 19, 2008. With everything going on He spared me from a serious accident that I caused. While I suffered a traumatic brain injury because of that accident that’s not the end of the story. I also personally know the power of prayer because the doctors over my care projected 6-18 months for me to recover. I believe it was through the power of my mighty prayer warriors (my family, friends, church community, family and friends around the world) that I returned to school on time that fall less than 3 months after my accident. I graduated from high school a year to the day of my accident and started college on time in the fall. If my prayer warriors would have accepted the original diagnosis who knows where I’d be today?
And while I’m grateful for what God did in 2008, He is still working today.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
Most recently I asked the Holy Spirit for clarity on a guy situation. I needed answers and wanted to make a sound decision and not be swayed by emotions. One of my love languages is words of affirmation. When this person was telling me nice things I thought for a second, “Oh yea I should give them a chance.” And while these words sounded nice I knew I couldn’t make a decision on emotions alone; so I sought God.
“And if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2: 3-6)
I wasn’t in a hurry to hear back but I knew within the day that that person was not for me. While I’m alone, I’m not lonely.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Corinthians 3-4)
Here’s what some of my Bible’s commentary says on this verse: “We must understand being comforted can also mean receiving strength, encouragement, and hope to deal with our troubles.”
The more we suffer; the more comfort God gives us. If you are feeling overwhelmed, allow God to comfort you. Remember that every trial you endure will help you comfort other people who are suffering similar troubles.
Hi! I'm Marilyn!