Sister... if you need a little pick-me-up today, a little light at the end of your tunnel. A piece of encouragement, a little reminder of truth. I wanted to post this snippet of a sermon I heard today on a youtube video, because the words she spoke were so life-giving and my thirsty soul just lapped them up. Soak it in, girl.
And know: you are HIS.
"When you feel like you cant handle the task at hand and you ask youself, 'Girl, who’s your daddy?'
You know what I tell myself? I tell myself:
He is the first and the last. The beginning and the end.
He’s the keeper of creation and the creator of all.
He is the artchitect of the universe and the manager of all time.
He always was, always is, always will be.
Unmoved, unchanged, undefeated, and never undone.
He was bruised but brought healing, He was pierced but eased pain.
He was persecuted but brought freedom.
He was dead and brings life.
He is risen to bring power.
And He reigns to bring peace.
The world can’t understand Him.
Armies can’t defeat Him.
Schools can’t explain Him. And leaders, they can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him, Nero couldn’t crush Him, the New Age and Oprah cannot explain Him away.
...Remind yourself: He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace!
He is my joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and He rules my life!
I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.
I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful,
the ancient of days, the ruler of rulers, the leader of leaders, the overseer of the overcomers, and is to come.
His goal is a relationship with me!
He will never leave me,
never forsake me,
never mislead me,
never forget me,
never overlook me and
never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
When you fall, He lifts you up
When you fail, He forgives
When you are weak, He is strong
When you are lost, He is the way
When you are afraid, He is your courage
When you stumble, He steadies you
When you are hurt, He heals you!
When you are broken, He mends you!
When you are blind, He leads you!
When you are hungry, He feeds you!
When you face trials, He is with you!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!
He is everything for everybody everywhere, every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine.
And THAT, sisters — is who you belong to."
-- Priscilla Shrier