He Really Will…

Things don’t always work out the way we think they should. Sometimes the thing you thought for sure would be nothing, is something.

Here’s where I am, can you identify? I don’t like walking through hard things, unsure circumstances, relationship confrontations, financial upsets, health issues, fill in your ‘don’t like’ here _______________. We’re not alone – no one likes these things. But sometimes when we’re the ones facing the unasked for circumstance, alone is how we feel.

Must remember: “Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand.You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:23-26 NIV)

Loved ones try to reassure us. Those who’ve walked a similar road share their experience. But I’ve learned it truly is a party of two when our turn comes. Just me and God. It’s best that way. That’s what leads to trust. That’s what strengthens us for all of life’s hurdles. And I’m okay – as long as I don’t lose sight of God. “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:6 NLT)

But in those moments (sometimes hours and sometimes much longer) when I turn inward and look to me and what I know and what I find on the internet  – loneliness does set in. I question, doubt, cry, run. And God calls out and says listen, but I don’t want to. I want the hard to just go away.

If this is you right now, whatever it is you’re facing – all I can say is: I know. And this too: God knows. He gets us. And He – trite as it may sound – really does use all things for the good of those who love Him.

In the big picture, what’s happening with me right now, is actually pretty small. I have a place on my cheek that has basal cell cancer. I have to have surgery to remove it and then plastic surgery to try and hide it. This is hard for me to say because I’ve been part of the healthy club pretty much my whole life.

Through this I’m realizing how very hard it is to face our own frailty. It makes my heart ache – not for myself – but for a hurting world with so much more pain.

Here’s the deal: this is not how it’s supposed to be. And it won’t always be. Someday skin will not have cancers, bodies will not get Covid 19, immune systems will not fail, minds won’t deteriorate. But right now, while we wait, consider this my way of holding your hand. Yes, Jesus really will make all things new. And in the wait, He really will be right by our side. “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Revelation 21:5 NIV)

13 Comments on “He Really Will…

  1. You are so right. We are never alone. And though other people have walked a similar path, in our lives, we must figure out how to walk the hard paths with God . . . alone. But we aren’t ever really alone, are we? I’m sorry about the cancer. I know it’s scary. And as you know, your Father who loves you is walking with you through this. I’m saying a prayer for you today.

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    • Thank you for the prayers, the family of God is so amazing. We’re never alone for our spirits are connected – much more than that our big God never leaves our side. Blessings in the journey…

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  2. “All things new” is a big promise and a huge encouragement.
    So sorry for the shadowy fear that’s stalking you and yours.

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    • It takes our big God to make that big promise – He is a way maker. Though we will all walk through fear at times, it can never overtake us. He is right by our side. Blessings on the paths…

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  3. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt need. We will pray,believe, and trust our Lord Jesus to heal and restore your skin!
    Love in Jesus, Janet

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    • Appreciate your prayers, you are a dear sister in Christ. Jesus is the great restorer – and someday, no more of this! Praise the Lord!

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  4. I’m so sorry about your skin cancer. 😦 I’m glad you were able to catch it though and get it taken care of. Blessings to us all as we walk in this fallen world with its imperfections. But with our Jesus!

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    • Oh, the imperfections and hurts of this world – they tug at our hearts and fear tries to win. But with our Jesus, as you said, all fear is gone and we are made whole – someday no more of this.

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  5. Shadowy fears make me run to God which strengthens my faith muscles. Sometimes it’s the lesser things like boredom that makes me lose my focus and muscles. Bless you as your muscles gain strength in the waiting.

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    • Aww, thank you for concern and prayers. In this life we will have troubles – but I take heart, He has overcome the world. Like I said, this is so minor in comparison to so much others around the world have to endure. Blessings as you rest in the fact that He really will always be with us, never leave, come back for us – and the someday of no more of this stuff 🙂

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