–written on October 1, 2019
I admit that I still carry the scars of having been bullied and abused by certain people in my past.
Thankfully, they are no longer a part of my physical life.
One of the residual effects of anyone who has survived abuse is lack of trust in people, and oftentimes, this translates into a lack of trust in God as well.
In high school, I was voted the “Most paranoid”.
What most of my peers didn’t know was that I trusted people quite easily when I was a little child.
But life and stuff happened.
I still deal with effects of “stuff” today.
I admit that there was an hour of my day today where I failed to trust God and His provision for me.
I thought God was being unfair and relished in making me “suffer”.
But God never gave up on me.
Even when I wanted to give up on Him—and eventually myself, too.
But God stayed with me, pleaded with me, and seemed to say to me, “JUST TRUST ME, PATRICIA!”
However, I thought, “ Will He take advantage of me like many others have? Will He leave like everyone else seems to? “
Then, God whispered these verses into my spirit and heart:
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”–Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
“I will never leave thee, or forsake thee.” –Hebrews 13:5 (KJV)
So, today God took all the broken pieces of my life and put them back together again.
My brother may have moved to Texas…
My friends may move away.
My managers may leave and may never be able to come and visit me again.
My pastors may retire…or find a new calling
But God will always be there through everything and for all of time.
God will also be there for you… even if you, like me, struggle to trust Him sometimes.
God will always give you everything you need.
He may not give you everything you desire,
But He will always give you what is best.
God was my reason of hope today when it seemed that there was almost none.
I know I still will have struggles, but I also know if I remember God’s great love for me, I don’t have to fear anymore.