Have you ever heard the lyrics to the song “Even If” by Mercy Me?
I know You’re able and I know you can, Save through the fire with your mighty hand, But even if you don’t, My hope is you alone…..
Have you ever felt like these words? Ever felt like giving up thinking to yourself, what’s the use? What good is it to do what I’m doing? Or It’s hopeless, my situation will never change!
Maybe you’ve prayed the same prayer a thousand times and never seen any results. Or maybe you’ve been on the crazy cycle doing the same thing over and over, not getting anywhere.
In the midst of it all we are never hopeless, we are never powerless when we have the one who is able with us.
Sometimes the road of devastation we walk can seem like an endless road to nowhere but I can promise you these roads of brokenness are always paved with his glory.
Even If you Don’t…….
“On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout!” For the LORD has given you the city!” (Joshua 6:15-16).
What if God told you I will give you everything you could have ever imagine (and then some)? How would you respond? What if He told you, The Promised Land I’ve promised you is right at your fingertips. But first you must………
Ahhh, there’s always a catch right!?!? Yes and No. Last week’s post Letting Go and Letting God addressed Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and wandering the desert for 40 years. At this point The Israelites had already crossed over the Jordan River and were thinking, ‘Yes! We’ve made it!’ Well not really first they had to face some giants a whole army of them.
So God gives Joshua the instructions to march seven times around the ginormous walls of Jericho for six days. And then the seventh day march 7 times around! For six days the Israelites marched in silence until the seventh day.Can you imagine after marching for 7 days straight in a row their surprise when those walls of Jericho came tumbling down?Click To Tweet
I think I would have been feeling quite tired and weary of marching around a huge city for 7 days straight to see nothing happening. Not being able to speak and just march in silence day in and day out. It makes me think how heavy their feet felt, each step they took. How heavy their hearts felt each day that passed, thinking why must we keep doing this?!?!?
Haven’t we’ve been through enough Lord?!?!?!?
I can’t imagine the thoughts that must have ruminated in their minds as they marched. What if God doesn’t do what he said he would? What if God isn’t going to come through? What if this is all for nothing?How glorious it must have been to see those walls fall, after enduring everything they had been through year after year and to have the faith to keep on marching!Click To Tweet
Maybe you are running out of fuel and have nothing left. Maybe you can relate to The Israelites, the trials they endured in the waiting, in the wandering, in the when will this end?!?! Even in their despair, in the unknowing they kept placing one foot in front of the other and kept on marching. When they did, they saw God’s amazing plan unfold, the indestructible city of Jericho’s walls fall down.
Have you ever felt like giving up?
Have you ever felt like what you go through is all for nothing?
Every road of brokenness is paved with his glory, we just have to stay on it. Don’t give up. Whatever road you are on towards healing, restoration, redemption, reconciliation stay on it, it’s so worth it.
Even if you don’t Lord, I know you are good.
Even if you don’t Lord, I know your are faithful and keep your promises.
Even if you don’t Lord, you are still my Maker, My Creator, My God in whom I love and am Thankful for.
Even if you don’t Lord, you are MY God in whom I trust and know your ways are greater and better.
Prayer: Dear Lord,
I know you’re able and I know you could just wave my pain away right now and that hurts. I know that you can see me And have been watching me year after year go through what I’m going through. I know you have heard every prayer I’ve cried. Even if you don’t answer my prayer, even if you my sorrow doesn’t subside, I know you are faithful and good. My hope is in you alone, Lord. Despite what I’m going through I want to believe there’s a better way, a better outcome, you’re glory refined. I know you don’t need me, but you chose me. I know your way is better, your plans are amazing. I pray for your unsurpassed peace to supersede in the midst of the chaos, in midst of the pain. When my hope is in you, your glory will arise and make the most beautiful masterpiece ever out of my situation.
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