I was going through an old journal yesterday looking back at time where I was confused by the actions of a close friend. It was a very difficult time, and it affected my work, my home life, and my hope for the future. The journal entry came at a time I was thinking through Hebrews 6:19 talking about this hope that we have that is an anchor for the soul. I was asking God on what did He want me to hope. After immediately realizing that my hope is Him, I asked what it looked like. The following is what I wrote in my journal. I pray that you find it as helpful as I did when I wrote it and as I did yesterday when I read it again.
“Your whole life is defined by Me. Circumstances of life seem random and without knowing why they occur they bring doubt, discouragement, despair – death. Look to Me and have Me define and explain the realities of what is really going on. On earth things appear to be dying. You might go through tough situations and become depressed. Take heart! I am with you. I am taking you through the events of your life to grow you, teach you, bless you, and reward you. The things that seem to be the straw that broke the camel’s back is really the sand that tips the scales in your favor. Your faith is strengthened. Your love is unconditional. And, your ministry is effective. I am your hope. Without Me there is nothing. Heaven is eternity with Me. Eternity with perfect love, understanding, and joy. Now your awareness is dimmed. It will improve. In heaven, it will be perfected. It will be worth it. Devote your life for the things in heaven.”
Truth is whatever God says is true. And, it is true that God is always in control. He is for you. He loves you. And, He can work through every circumstance for the good of those who love Him. He redeems. He restores. He is for you. Take heart. He will never leave you alone. He looks on you with love. Bask in His love for you right now and give Him thanks for His hand on your life.