This post is part of a 31 day series on change, where I share my reflections in just 5 minutes. To read all of the posts in this series, click here.
Today was a hard day. It started out good, but then an unexpected financial situation came up which threw me for a loop, and I tail spun into anxiety and fear, and I wondered where God was in the midst of all of this change.
You see, in my weakness, I can easily fall into the sin of not recognizing that He is the Ever-Present God, the One who said He would never leave me. When my flesh fights against feelings of loneliness, fear and anxiety, my brain automatically tells me that God is not in the situation. In my weakness, I believe the lie that says He is not moving on my behalf, that He will not provide for my needs, and that I will not overcome this bump in the road.
I knew I had allowed myself to fall into the sin of unbelief, and I needed help. I couldn’t think and I almost couldn’t breathe. It was then that I reached out on Facebook to a few sisters to hold me up in prayer. And what happened next brought me to tears.
One of my blogging friends listed a call to prayer on my behalf, in the middle of the Five Minute Friday Twitter party, of which I wasn’t even present! There were so many sweet friends who took the time to show their love and care for me via tweeted prayers. I am continually amazed at the community that I am surrounded with in this crazy world of blogging. Needless to say, I had a good cry.
But it didn’t stop there. God continued to show his care for me through Facebook messages, one in particular I so needed, because she reminded me of who my God was, and that His care for me is endless:
[Tweet “When I forget that God cares, He reminds me through the care, compassion and prayers of others.”]
He reminded me through sisters far and wide, meeting up together for the #fmfparty, who took just a moment to show they cared. My heart is strengthened and I am encouraged to keep persevering through this trial.
I am in His care. This I know. It will all be okay.
*This post was written in more than 5 minutes.
Linking up with my sweet sisters over at the Five Minute Friday!