A Little Win that Made a Big Difference

In my last post, I shared a failure from last year. As a recovering perfectionist, I often haven’t dealt well with falling on my face. Failure makes me feel… well, like a failure.

God wouldn’t allow me to sink into despair this time, though. The morning after I sat in my chair and realigned my identity with His sacrifice, God reminded me of a way that I had grown during the year.

Withdrawing from God during hard times has always been my tendency. Oh, I might look fine on the outside, maintaining a bright smile and my regular activities, but my prayer life would fizzle when bumps in the road were under my feet.

God gently reminded me that I didn’t do that this year. I brought each emotion to Him and laid it at His feet. I asked Him the big questions and begged Him to intervene. I approached Him with confidence, knowing that He loved me and would see me through. Following David’s counsel, I poured out my hear to Him.

To get a glimpse at how big of a change that’s been for me and get some encouragement about how you too can stay close to God in hard times, click here to read the rest of this post over at Kathi Lipp’s blog.

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  1. Thankful for your blog right at this moment. I lay here at 4:30 a.m. awakened by stresses in my life, which feel bigger than me right now. I’ve allowed everyone’s problems become my own. I’m beyond stressed financially and with choices made by my two sons that I cannot control. All of this makes for very restless nights. On top of feeling physically I’ll. I always say I leave it in God’s hands, but I never really do because I have no peace in my life. I don’t really know how to leave it all in God’s hands. Does that make me less faithful? Then I just feel sad. One of my last thoughts last night – I feel so alone! I have so much going on in my mind, and no one to talk to – and I only felt more sadness.

    • I’m praying for you right now, Mari, that God’s presence would enfold you. My heart is with you.

  2. God is good….always
    Just remembering those words makes me thankful for my imperfect life and sharing God’s amazing love
    to others sometimes is not easy but I pray about being an instrument that can reach family, friends and others

    Thank you for your blog is very helpful

  3. I do need a heart like Jesus’. But it would help a lot to know more how to share the message. That is why I would like this book. Thank you for sharing this message. I needed it. God bless you.

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