By: Lillian Madera
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” Hebrews 13:5
When God has a plan for our lives, He does not give up on us. Many times it is tempting to flee from God because its easier to run away from what God wants us to do or we may not like what He wants for our lives. But running away from God and His plans will only lead to pain.
During a season of storms in my life (one that I battled for many years) I was lost, broken, hurting. It had become the norm in my life but that was all I knew at the time. I remember crying and praying to God often to help me through it and to change this person that was hurting me and to reveal the truth to me. God spoke and told me what I needed to do and revealed the truth to me in more ways than one. But, to me, that wasn’t enough. I was in denial, I was blindsided and I was disobedient. Why? Because it is not what I wanted. What I wanted for my life is not what God wanted for me so I chose to flee from God. It was easier to follow the way of the world and difficult to follow God.
God brings pain into our lives to wake us up and get our attention. All we need to do is listen. Even if its not what we want in life, just listen.
My Father never gave up on me even through my disobedience. God spoke “someone is waiting for you on the other side of your disobedience”. All along when I was praying for God to change the person who was hurting me, someone was praying for me and I was praying for my future husband without knowing. God had a plan for me and He has a plan for each one of us. A plan better than the one we have planned. It is going to be a painful walk at times and may seem as though you cant go on but at the end everything will be better if you just trust in Him.
Obey what God is asking from you. Obedience is the key to blessings. I had to take a step of faith; one that did not make sense at the time but God spoke and I listened. The devil was fighting hard to keep me but he lost that battle because my Lord kept fighting for me. He brought me out of my misery and changed my life for the better. He brought my husband. And has shown me to follow His will, not mine all the days of my life. We may give up on God, but He will never give up on us.
Romans 8:18-“the pain youve been feeling, cant compare to the joy thats coming”.