As I’ve paid attention, I’ve noticed overwhelming “what if” thoughts spiralling in my mind. “What if’s” that are triggered and driven by fear, not trust, and definitely not faith. 

I want to change those “what if’s”  to “even if” statements… “even if” (fill in the blank)… My God is still good. He is still faithful. He is still with me. 

Even if the worst possible scenario I imagined did in fact come true… I trust that what the Lord has brought me to, He will bring me through. He promises to be right by my side, holding my right hand through it all. He assures me that He will be my comfort, my strength, my wisdom, my guidance as we walk this less traveled path. 

We’ve been challenged at church to ask ourselves the question, “what does #blessed mean to us?” Jesus definition is much different than the #blessed we see in the world today. I’ve been challenged and convicted by this. Often I can look around and see all that I am missing and I’m quick to ruminate on the thoughts that tell me I am not blessed. But really I am. I am beyond blessed. I have God. I will always have God. That makes me forever blessed. In every moment and second of every day my God is with me. He is close to me and He is for me. I’m never without hope. I’m never without strength. I’m never without peace. Thank you Jesus!! 

I have been blessed. I am blessed. I will continue to experience the blessing of God. You may ask, how can you be so sure? My answer always will be… because I’m a child of God. I have a Father who knows what is best for me and gives me the very best. I trust His wisdom, for He is all-wise. I am not. So whatever comes my way, whatever storm assails me, I hold to the truth— I serve a good God, the giver of the BEST gifts. I am blessed. 

“God is a good Father who wants to give good gifts to His children. Sometimes I forget this truth and beg as though He needs convincing. It’s as ridiculous as if my kids thought they needed to beg me to hug them. It delights my heart to hug them.”

Francis Chan

Published by: Rebekah Clearwater

In a world of noise, writing is the catalyst that drives my focus back to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and reminds me of the hope I have in Him— nothing has changed, yet everything has changed.

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