Recently I was sent not one but three lengthy messages from others who said my life was perfect and how this and that and how they wished this and that… here is the problem.. my life is not perfect. If you’ve followed this blog or my Instagram this year you’d know how hard it’s been on us and at the same time how God has been the reason we continue to look past the challenges and see the good in all that happened because all things work for our good for those called according to his purpose.
James 1:2-8 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. …
For those of you who didn’t know I was married at the age of 16, June 30th 2007. We recently celebrated our 10th anniversary (insert noise makers and fireworks here) super proud of this. On January 10th 2008 we had a sweet wittle baby girl who we named Evelyn. In 2010 we had our second beautiful little girl, Sadie and April 18th this year (2017) we had our precious little boy Desmond. For those who have followed our journey we had a vasectomy reversal to be able to continue growing our family and glory to God it worked! You’d also know that in early February my husband was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) and it rocked our world, life is crazy, it throws us curve balls that we sometimes didnt even know existed. I shared my heart many times on this new part of our life and how painful it is to see my husband hurt and just to know there is no cure burns my throat still. My life is not perfect but my husband and I agree that God is in control even when it looks like he’s not. Even when life doesn’t look like he is even noticing or doing what we want, how we want it done or when we want it fixed.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Some people have told us that it seems like we don’t care about this diagnose but we do, we simply choose to do what we can with taking care of our food, and doing what we can to help and let God do the rest. There’s no point in stressing out over something we can’t control.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
We only have God to help us, he gives us the promise of a life where there will be no more tears and no more pain. There will be a day friends and until that day we want to hold on to God. We trust that the Lord will give us wisdom and health to grow old and watch our family grow.
Is life perfect? Should I post anxieties that I can’t control? Should I freak out and let the world know that my faith is in my short view? No. So my life isn’t perfect and it never will be and I rather point to Jesus in all situations. I don’t see the point in making a fuss out of something we can’t change and if you can MOVE you’re not a tree. Sure life is sad but God is close to the broken hearted and those are the moments I feel closer to God, in my weakness and that’s exactly why I point to Jesus!
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Romans 5:3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.
We can’t look at other people’s Instagram and want what they have or wish for it because you truly don’t know what they are facing. Their secret struggles or things they chose not to post about because there’s no point in it, like me, instead always pray for those you follow or know that God can continue to fill them up so they may pour over to others giving him all the glory.
I love my life, my God, my husband and my children and I want to encourage you to do the same. Don’t waste your time but enjoy it because life hands us trials and who know when or what it will be; but when they do come friend know that God is bigger than whatever you’re facing or going to face.
I choose Jesus, I choose to cast all of my anxiety and problems on a God who is much bigger. Will you?