“I think God will sometimes allow random people to say and do things to you that are exactly what you need just to show you that he loves you and he hears your prayers. My heart smiles at God’s awesome randomness in my life.” –V.Davis
I wrote that quote on my Facebook page two nights ago as I took a trip back down memory lane. I’m sharing it with the world now to give someone out there hope that God hears you. He knows your every need. Maybe you need a comforter during your time of bereavement. Maybe you need an encourager to motivate you to your next platform in life. Maybe you just need someone to stand there and wipe the tears from your eyes. Maybe you want someone to hold you and take away the stress of life’s ups and downs. Maybe you need someone to cheer you on from the sideline, saying, “yes you can do it”.
Whatever it is that you need, HE already knows. And sometimes he will give you those things. It won’t always come in the form or shape that you would expect but when it does come, you will know that it’s GOD.
I had been praying over the past few weeks. I had been praying that GOD helps heal my heart of brokenness and pain and in its place restore my forgiveness of people, my faith in HIM and my confidence in my worth. As with most of us, I never fully ever understand the “why me, Lord”; instead, I’ve just learned to accept the “well, why not me Lord”? I mean, who am I that I shouldn’t experience any suffering in this world?
And then BAM. It happened. Just as the sun peaks up over the horizon before its dancing rays illuminate our dark and despair-driven land, my world too got a little brighter. It caught me completely off guard. Through another, God reminded me that my heart can be full of laughter and smiles and warmth. That I do not and no longer have to live in brokenness and unforgiveness.
HE reminded me that my Faith in HIM IS fully restored. All I have to do is believe. And boy, when I believed, I saw a prayer be answered almost immediately.
Through several, he showed me that my worth is seen among people. And it’s valued. And it’s respected. That “God took an extra minute to create me” to show me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. That I am HIS masterpiece.
We often wonder what does the voice of God sound like. Well I heard from him. He didn’t sound like something scary or booming like thunder (sidenote – why did people tell us that thunder was God’s voice as a child? Was I the only person that grew up like that? Our parents were just trying to get us to shut up lol… Anyway, I digress…). He sounded just like you and me. Partly because he was speaking to me through the mouthpiece of someone else. I thank God for the willing vessel(s) in my life that have allowed God to use them to remind me of the things that I sometimes forget but that my soul longs to hear.
And in return, I too, want to be a vessel to tell you that you ARE fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14a). You ARE God’s MASTERPIECE (Ephesians 2:10). You ARE beautiful. You ARE handsome. You CAN do it. You WILL make it. You ARE great. You WILL love again. This pain will NOT last always. Joy WILL come in the morning. You ARE successful. You ARE forgiven. Your prayers ARE heard. But most of all, I want to tell you that YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD.
And being reminded of all of that, now I can’t stop smiling. What an amazing feeling it is to know that you are loved by God so much that he will use willing vessels/people to remind you of just how great you are! I hope that in this short blog, I’ve been able to remind YOU of how great you are as well and that you too can walk with a smiling spirit.
Hugs, kisses and many blessings,