It definitely has been quite a while since I’ve written anything on here, but as I dive into 2020,
I have felt it in my heart to jump back into blogging and sharing what the Lord has shared with me!
If I’m honest, I stopped blogging because I allowed the deceitful words of the enemy to crowd my mind. I thought things like: “What do you have to say that anybody really wants to hear?” Or “That topic isn’t deep enough” as well as, “How can you write about that? You haven’t experienced it!”. The list continues… but I refuse to allow that to stop me.
There are things that the Lord has taught me these past two years… valleys and mountain tops that He’s allowed me to experience, in which I feel like I can share with you, as an encouragement in your walk with Him.
With that being said… I am so excited to see what the Lord will do in 2020.
For so many years, I have seen the uncertainty of the future to be something that causes me worry and anxiety. These past few months as I have been preparing for my next season in life, and the future seems to be more uncertain than ever before.
Thankfully, the verse that continues to come to mind is:
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 NLT
I will choose to laugh without fear of the future because I know who holds it. He is constant even when my circumstances are not.
As we entered 2020, it caused me to look back on the last decade of life and all that I experienced.
I had plenty of moments of sadness. Guilt. Fear. Anxiety. Worry. Happiness.
I had times of relational heartbreak, in which, everything at one moment seemed to be going great, and the next, everything that had been built came crashing down.
I had years where my relationship with Jesus grew rapidly, and others where because of my lack of searching and spending time with Him, I slipped up.
I experienced moments of incredible intimacy with the Lord and I experienced times of silence. I cried out. I sat in silence.
People entered my life, and people left.
I gained little cousins and I lost my grandfather.
I lived in 2 states, 2 different years.
All of that just to say that this year, the Lord whispered this very thing into my heart…
“Valerie, I am the same always. When you felt your world was crashing down, and now, as you sail on the still seas… I am constant”.
Oh, what comfort I found in that statement! He is constant. We as humans will never find anything “constant” in this physical world. Everything changes.
But HIM. He is constant. His love is constant. His grace is constant. His faithfulness is constant. When nothing seems certain, HE IS.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Hebrews 13:8 NLT
So dear friend, if you find yourself in a season where:
Your significant other left you.
You graduated college and have no clue what to do next.
You just got fired from your dream job.
You lost a close friend.
A family member passed away.
You failed someone miserably, and now they won’t speak with you.
You feel lost with no direction.
The person you love has no interest in you anymore.
Nobody seems to understand you.
You “messed everything up”.
You feel like you have no value.
You feel unlovable.
You let someone down.
You feel like the Lord is silent.
Do not be afraid or discouraged.. for the Lord is constant… If you are His child, he will never leave you nor forsake you. The same God that you feel you can touch on that mountain top on your best day, sits at your side in the valley of your worst day.
“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT
He meets you in the corner of your closet. On that silent car ride home. When you’re crying so hard you can’t seem to catch a breath. When you just don’t get it. When the world seems to be falling apart.
When you feel like you don’t belong in this world anymore….
His grace is sufficient for you. His love is like nothing you have ever experienced before. He is the constant that you search for.
& if you aren’t His. If you haven’t taken that step of faith to come to know Him as Lord and Savior, to enter a relationship with Him… I URGE you TODAY to turn to repentance and SEEK HIM.
He has changed my life… and He can change yours.
Disclaimer: Although Hebrews 13:8 and Deuteronomy 31:8 in context, are not specifically speaking about what I’m mentioning within this topic, God has proven to be constant throughout the Bible. He has also promised to never leave nor forsake us as His children throughout His Word.