Friday, July 1, 2011

Unconditional Love

All of us have had hard times in our lives. I have heard it said before that in life, you are either about to enter in a storm, are in a storm at the present time, or have just come out of a storm. Most of you know about my story, but for those that don't know, just go down to the archives and click on February 2009 to learn a little more. Anyway, grieving has not been easy for me. I have learned SO much about grief recently. Every person deals with different situations differently. I have learned not to judge other people or what they do because I never know some of the things they are really going through. Everyone has a story. Not only that, but as Christians, we all have a testimony. During hard times God is refining us to be stronger, and greater people for Him. Russell and I are going through other situations right now that I won't share right now because it's just too personal for me to share at this time. I will not lie, there have been times when I thought, "Lord, what is your plan? Do you really have a plan for us?" There were times that I wanted to throw in the towel so much. I would also let things that certain people said to me get me way down. I would dwell on it a lot. I found it so easy to feel alone when that happened. HOWEVER, God DOES have a plan! And honestly, y'all, it does NOT matter what other people tell you. What matters is what the Lord says to you and it's up to you if you want to obey Him or not. It is best to obey Him, though. I am not perfect. I will never ever be perfect. In life, there will be hard days. But as long as you give all situations and concerns, grievences and more to the Lord, He will take you far. He will lift you up in due time!!! God heals. He Loves us! No matter what we have done in the past, He still loves us. It's that unconditional love that we can only truly experience through Him. You may be reading this and thinking, "Yeah right, Meredith. My situation will never get better. You just don't understand." Well, honestly, I have said that exact same thing to myself at times. I haven't gotten through these hills and valleys alone. I am so blessed to have so many faithful friends and family who pray for me and show me God's love. To my true faithful friends, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. It means so much to me. But even if you feel you are alone, God is right there beside you. Just be still and know that He is God. Be still and listen to His still, small voice. If you are going through a hard time right now, y'all can really feel free to email me and I will pray for you. That's the beauty of blogging, right? I love getting to know new people and letting God use me to help others if I can help. I have heard this song, Stronger on the radio recently, but today, it hit me. I took the time to read the words on the screen and let God speak to me. Wow, I had tears in my eyes it was so amazing. I strongly urge y'all to click on the link below and watch the words on the screen. Listen to the still small voice from Him. I pray that it will help you in some way. I'll continue to listen to what He has to say and try to do that daily. 
We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:18 trial has overtaken us that is not faced by others. And God is faithful. 1 Corinthians 10:13


e-in-tx said...

Thank you for this post, you have no idea how much I needed this!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for posting brought tears to my eyes & I really needed this today. Everything you said is 100% true and sometimes, we all need a little reminding. I'll be praying for you as well!