but God

I have to admit that I get excited as I begin a new blog post. This particular title sat alone on my computer screen for a few days as I jotted ideas in my notebook. Never quite knowing how those ‘chicken scratches’ will all come together. How my simple and scattered thoughts will end up being meaningful and possibly helpful. On any given day my thoughts are a combination of ADHD and OCD…​ but ​ GOD! If you aren’t a first-time reader you know that I like to tie at least one song to each post. Sometimes they come quickly and easily while other times I have to search.  Well, this one came easy and early in the process and the lyrics have become an outline of sorts: Nothing is Wasted ​​by Elevation Worship.   

Let’s look at the first verse… You know my every need You see my poverty You are enough for me, Jesus You gave the blind man sight You raised the dead to life You’ve done the same for me. Have you ever felt ​overlooked… forgotten... set aside… Not enough?!

Me too!! ​ I recently had the most powerful prayer spoken over me. And I knew beyond a reasonable doubt that it was the Holy Spirit speaking through this sister. She said that she was sensing I was feeling ‘overlooked.’ ​ My heart opened in that moment because YES, I had felt that way my entire life… but GOD! ​He knows my every need! He is enough! He Sees ME...and He sees YOU! What if we aren’t set aside at all...but instead set in perfect position? Perfect position to fulfill God’s plan and purpose. Nothing is wasted You work all things for good You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20 NIV      

Thank You, God, I Love It!

Your word inside of me My Strength, my everything My hope will always be Jesus

Do you feel as though your words are ​ unimportant… that they fall on ​deaf ears? Definitely, me too! All of us raising teenagers just threw our hands in the air simultaneously! And possibly we shouted an over-enthusiastic ‘​AMEN’! ​ ...​ but ​ GOD! As the number of candles on my birthday cake keeps increasing so does my reliance on God to guide my words. In ​Ecclesiastes​, we are reminded of when to speak and when to be silent. I am learning to trust God to not only give me the words needed for specific situations but to shut my mouth when its time. With God as our source, our words are important, and they are heard! Even when, especially when, they are spoken back to our Creator. He sees and He hears our whispers and our whimpers and our prayers ...​ but ​ GOD! Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV  The ‘Christian’ definition of ​hope ​is ​confident expectation ​of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.     

What are you hoping for...confidently expecting? More money than month, those jeans to zip up with ease, a healthy family smack dab in the middle of flu season, complete healing in a relationship, the car to start in the bitter winter air? I don’t know your specific circumstances...​ but ​GOD! Don’t limit Him. Surrender, trust, follow--repeat daily! 

Your ​breath​ inside my lungs You're worthy of my ​trust  Do the demands of this world leave you with a ​heaviness… Anxious or panicked… Like you just can’t catch your breath?

 

Oh, My friend, ME TOO! ​ ...but ​GOD! ​ I trust fully and place my HOPE… confident expectation... in our Heavenly Father to be right there in the midst of daily chaos, stressful moments, and situations that are out of our control. When I am weak, He is strong! He shows up and shows off when we quit limiting Him. I had my first anxiety attack when I was home alone many years ago. Having no idea what was happening I drove myself to our local clinic where I was quickly diagnosed. And just as quickly the doctor wanted to prescribe a pill that would surely help me. Understanding there are situations where those pills are a necessity, I decided it was too soon. With God’s strength and practiced breathing techniques, I am able to come out of them quickly now. I imagine the Holy Spirit filling my lungs with each breath and with hope and peace beyond all understanding... but ​GOD! You are loving, You are wise There is nothing in my life You cannot revive There is nothing too hard for our God You work all things for good 

Have you been ​hurt… Crushed ​ beyond what you imagine is repairable? Unfortunately, ME TOO! ​ This is where we go back to last week’s post about how God Loves You... No Exceptions! He is our ​ Ultimate Healer. He can revive any broken ‘beyond repair’ situation. ​ Again, surrender, trust and follow! ​ Absolutely nothing is too hard for Him and He will waste nothing in the process. If we change our thinking and take limits off of God, He will do more than we can ask or imagine, working all things together for good...​ but ​ GOD!  

But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us, even when we were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us [spiritually] alive together with Christ (for by His grace—His undeserved favor and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgment). Ephesians 2:4-5 amp   

Nothing is wasted Your promise remains Forever You reign!

I can’t wait to hear what God’s not wasting in your life. Share in the comments or message me privately!  

Heavenly Father, I pray that you meet the person   reading this right where they are at this moment. You   know their unique circumstances. You know the areas of   our lives when anxiety, doubt, and feelings of less than   creep in. But God we trust you to replace those with   the reality of Hope, undeniable Peace, and unconditional   Love. Thank you that you don’t waste anything. That   what the enemy intends for harm, you will use for good.   We surrender, trust, and follow you! In Jesus precious   and holy name...AMEN!!!    

Blessings~  ((Hugs)) Kim

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