Tuesday, November 15, 2011

in the valley.

Why does it seem that when life has us down, the devil continues to kick the heck out of us, and we are left- alone, bruised, deeply wounded. And it doesn't just happen to bad people, in fact, it seems to happen to some of the best people?
I've had some really sad and unfortunate events happening around me. Not directly affecting me, but it's so close, it might as well be. So close, it's affecting my heart. It's throbbing in pain for loved ones around me.
I don't think I will ever understand why bad things happen to good, genuine people?
I know that God makes all things work together for those that love Him {Roman 8:28} but I guess its just a thing I won't understand until He can explain it to me in Heaven, among many many other things.
But, let me tell you what I do know. I've found that in my lowest of lows, the darkest, deepest valleys... God is the closest. Maybe it's because I have a clear heart. Broken and empty. And just when I think I have nothing, He shows me that is exactly right...
I have nothing.
God has shown Himself to me and my family in the hardest of times. Providing rent, electricity, and food on the table. Events, that are truly miracles- there are no other explanations, no other ways.

So when you think that things can't get any worse, think of a life without God.
Without a Father that knows the exact number of hairs on your head.
Without a Father that has molded you into a beautiful creation inside of you mother's womb and plotted out a wonderful life unique just for you.
Without a father that is continuously pursuing you, wanting to be the true love of your heart.
Without a Father that can reveal Himself to you in the most intimate ways.

Keep your eyes, ears, and hearts open. I'm praying that He shows you just how much he has blessed you with this Holiday season.

And to those of you that are in that valley-
Things are going to get better. Pray that God reveals himself to you in the midst of your trouble. But do your part, too. Be faithful. Love Him. Remember all the small things and the people that love you and cling to them. You're going to get through this.

9 comments:

Jodi said...

amen.. through the dark times i know that he is always with me and will provide..

tracey-trace said...

Tori, I love you!

Erin said...

favorite post of the day. :) praying for you sweet girl :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

I LOVE this. I hope you make it through everything okay :) Thanks for linking this up to my blog, it's a good reminder to remember what's really important...

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Beautiful thoughts, so well put. Thank you.

Jenny said...

Just found your blog and this post stuck out! Very well put and oh so true.

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

Very important words! I would be honored if you would link this up with my Gratitude Link Party on A Mother Seeking. This would be perfect!

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Marie said...

Very beautifully said! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

gina said...

It's so inspiring to see someone so young with such faith, it's so beautiful. My daughter is almost 17, and I hope she continues in her walk with Christ.
I can tell you one thing, this world is FALLEN. Since the Garden, way back when, that is why bad things happen to all of us, whether we are "good" or "bad", there is evil. We also know it is not from God. God is good. God is love. Satan has three things he comes to do :steal, kill and destroy, so you are right, he will kick us when we are down because he knows we are warriors in the faith for God's kingdom, and he wants to stop us in our tracks. So i'm thrilled to see your faith, and wisdom, keep seeking, keep moving toward God, and keep doing spiritual warfare.
So good to have your blog out there!!! I am new too to the blogging world, a couple of months...