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So today was one of those days when all I wanted to do was be outside, away in another place, with God just to hear His voice. The past few weeks have been a little hectic with the transition to my new job (which is freaking awesome by the way) and the devil has really been trying me.
Alot of great blessings have been taking place in my life within the past few months, and it is evident that the devil is not happy and doesn’t want me happy either. Nevertheless, I have been fighting to keep my mind focused on God and enjoy what He has given me. So I did what always works for me when I need to reclaim my footing…..searched for God in my immediate surroundings…..my backyard!
While in my backyard, I felt so much peace and warmth creep over me that it brought tears to my eyes. I was instantly reminded of God’s promise in Jeremiah 29;11. I felt safe with God and could exhale in confidence that I could trust my weaknesses to Him.
The sun was perfectly positioned over the trees beaming on me like a spotlight, the lake flowed like a river, and the wind whistled in my ear. It was just me, nature, and God. And I heard a small, subtle, repetitious whisper in my ear, “let it go, It is well”. In that moment, all of my worries left me, my weaknesses fled, my spirit leaped inside, and I released my grip on life. I was reminded that I can’t control everything, everyone, or the outcome anymore. God is more than willing to do that for me, and I have to trust that He knows what He is doing.
I felt so loved….even with my flaws. I thanked God again for His creation because it has taught me to appreciate the simple things in life and has helped draw me nearer to Him. Today GodWith3n was in my own backyard.
What is your GodWith3n?!