The 3 most popular words heard and said this time of year.
Resolutions are written.
Gym memberships are purchased.
New beginnings have begun.
Hope for a happy and prosperous year is in the air.
But what if the next 300 plus days are anything but happy?
What if heartache awaits you in 2014?
Hard stuff happens to God-seekers all the time.
Loss of…life, jobs, dreams.
Broken…hearts, vows and plans.
Christ centered homes become the biggest messes in their neighborhood.
Princes and princesses of God become Prodigals.
But it’s in the unhappy moments where discovery occurs.
Where the Names of God you’ve read about gets personal with you.
When the 23rd Psalm is lived instead of recited.
It’s where victory straight from the throne room snuffs out the devil.
It’s where your pain becomes bearable only to Jesus.
It’s where your hopelessness parks you on bended knee at your Savior’s feet.
It’s where a life can become completely surrendered to God and leave the devil breathless.
2013 filled my heart with ache, but my God.
My God conquered when I had no fight in me.
My God has given and taken away.
My God has blessed in the middle of bad.
And it’s because of Him I’m still standing.
It’s because of Him my family is still together.
It’s because of Him my son is seeking Jesus from his prison cell.
It’s because of Him I trust.
He stamps the trials with worth.
So whether your 2014 is met with happiness or heartache choose to lean into your God.
Praise Him in advance for what He has planned and trust Him like never before.
For this God of ours proves and out does Himself to a believing heart with no hesitation. And in the unhappy your heart will leak with unexplainable joy only He can provide.