Life consists of a whole lot of moments: precious, great and hard moments. Moments that once occurred, turn into memories. Memories of victories, hardships, lessons and just life really.
Why is that in the moment life feels slow, but in hindsight seem as fast as lightening. Why is it that at times, finding joy can be one of the hardest things. Why is it that the unknown is terrifying. Is it because we fear losing control, or fear that in actual fact we have no control.
I think that the answer is.. we struggle to trust. We were made for so much more than we realise. The war within is learning to trust in something greater than ourselves.. that something which in reality is the one thing, that has the ability to make that ‘made for so much more part’ come to fruition.
Why is that the hard parts almost feel too hard to bear sometimes, who am I kidding- most of the time they do…
but then there is a God that is standing by saying ‘I am with you. Always, I am with you.’
And then there are those moments of absolute bliss. The moment you realise how blessed you are to call different people you know, friend. The moments when you realise, you can breathe and that God in fact is with you. The moment where you find yourself in one of those soul fulfilling elements and you smile.
I am learning to have faith. A little more faith in a God who really does have our journeys on this earth planned out.. along with the people we meet, the things we do, the jobs we have, the places we travel, the lessons we learn, the joys we have, the tears we cry. Everything that encompasses this life, He has worked out (that’s past and present tense). And there must be some severing of the fear we have of this life in order to harness the faith we need to hold onto. Faith he has got it. Faith it is all going to be good, and when it doesn’t feel like it is, it still is good, somehow. Perfect love casts out all fear.. When I know, even in just the slightest ounce of the love God has for me.. How can worry or fear overtake me.
In John 16:33 Jesus is speaking with his disciples about what was to come for them,
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But TAKE HEART; I have overcome the world."
That’s just it.. Life is a journey with all its good and hard bits. But we got to know that God is with us. I’ve got to know this.
'Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9