I hit rock bottom…..and I cried.
You got that right!! And it hurt me very much! My mistakes caused me to fall flat on my face and hit rock bottom miserably all while proving to God what a selfish and unselfless person I am.
BUY there is hope because my past mistakes do not define me, but only my relationship that is near and dear to the God I serve, who seems so far, but is so close to me and even you, dear reader: Jesus Christ.
~”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”~Hebrews 13:5, NIV~
I choose to give Jesus all of me in this season of my life as I ask Him to free me entirely of myself and empty out anything of me that is not of Him. I choose to praise Jesus in the midst of this storm I am facing (even in the rain), because I AM formed me to do so just for Him. I choose to dance hard, even as I cry all the way for Heaven to hear me, so that Jesus knows I have given all of my praise to Him. I choose to praise Jesus because I AM wants me to smile and be a bright bold ray of sunshine to the lost and hurting.
My desire is only to do what God wants me to do for Him in this dry season: praise Him. I praise God for the good. I praise Him for the bad. I praise Him for making me a new creation in Jesus and that He is making me stronger than ever: A woman of His making and calling as He lavishes His great love on me: everlasting love, even as I praise Him in tears, dirt, and great sadness. This is the ministry that God has called me to and I won’t stop until Jesus Christ says, “It is finished.”
~”The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”~Jeremiah 31:3, NIV~
Jesus loves when I praise Him in sadness. With makeup and with no makeup, Jesus loves when I come to Him in tears, pain, and crying, so that He knows I am in total need of my gracious and Heavenly Father to forgive me.
~”Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character hope.”~Romans 5:3-4, NIV~
I have hope as I praise God in my pain and crying because He is drying my tears as I come to Him, humble, and pray away. Jesus is already equipping me with the tools I need to see my rainbow in the sky, a sure sign of victory indeed!!
~”This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who ho is he that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”~1 John 5:4-5, NIV~
I will see my victory and claim my rainbow through my pain, my joy, and my crying out to my Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I already see that rainbow in the sky as a sure and awesome sign of my victory and testimony, in Jesus’ Name. I declare that His rainbow is my victory now, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
How about you, dear reader? Do you see a rainbow of victory in the midst of your pain today? Let’s pray together now:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I know I have sinned. I pray and speak words of affirmation over each reader today. I pray that in the same Way you revealed all of You to me that You will do so to each son and daughter, who feels down and sad and unforgiven. Free each reader from self as He or she comes crying to You in need of Jesus Christ. Free each reader from the plots, tricks, and lies of the enemy. Free each reader into your truth today so that He or she can see his or her rainbow today at the end of that tunnel, bright and clear, and know that by faith (not sight) mountains can moved and chains broken. Love each reader and let him or know You are love. Let each reader know that You deserve all of the glory, the honor, and the praise because of what Jesus did on the cross of Calvary and resurrection. Give each reader all of You as He or she comes broken and as they are: straight into Your extravagant heart. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise today.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you!! 😇