I’m currently reading a book called Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst and I’ve been learning A LOT. It’s all about “living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely.”
Recently I’ve been dealing with a lot of turmoil in my personal life and I picked up a lot of “self-help” books. While wandering the nonfiction section at Target, this book immediately caught my eyes and I felt in my heart that I had to read it.
This book is all about relying upon God and turning to Him rather than earthly goals or gratifications when things get rough. Over the past few days I have felt more renewed than I have in years. Though I am still struggling greatly, I feel secure knowing that God is looking out for me.
The last few mornings I have been waking up and making coffee and then spending time in the word. I’ve started to illustrate my Bible and I think it’s turning out beautifully. It really allows me to get creative in the way I worship and I really appreciate the time I get to spend in the word really deliberating it while I color or paint.
So in the book, Lysa highlights how good God is. How He is good to us and that He is good at being God. We need to learn how to trust in God and ignore the enemy that makes us feel rejected and low. The enemy steals our confidence and our happiness. When we put all of our confidence and hope into earthly relationships and items that’s when we begin to feel scared, left out, lonely, less than, hurt.
Our God is an awesome God and He will never abandon us, turn us aside, or leave us broken if we turn to him. That is what brings me so much joy and hope and I pray that you all find that yourselves. We are so loved and so blessed to have an amazing Father creating our life page by page. My heart feels so full.
When our foundation is broken, we feel broken, which is why we need to build our relationship with God before anything else. My brokenness cannot make me stable, but building a relationship with God and fixing myself from the inside out can make me stable. This is what will bring out the best in me and provide me with a life that I will love living.
Here’s a really great video on this topic by a sweet, sister in Christ, Emma Mae Jenkins:
The song that I’m including in this post, The Stand by Hillsong UNITED, started playing as I was writing this post and I felt I had to share it. How beautiful is our God that loves us so dearly.
I want to offer up a prayer of love and peace for those who might need it and a prayer of thanks for the God who gave it all so that I may live. And if you’d like to pray here’s a little something:
I am yours, God
I am faithfully yours
God, I am going to trust you because you are good, and you are going to be good to me
I hope you all have a spectacular night and feel the heartwarming embrace of a God that truly loves you.
I’ll leave you with a quote that really stuck with me:
I don’t have to figure my present circumstances out. I don’t have to fill the silence left behind in another person’s absence. I don’t have to know all the whys and what-ifs. All I have to do is trust.” Lysa Terkeurt, Uninvited, Pg. 23.
And trust is what I shall do.