Frankly, on Faith: God Is Always
by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68
There are a lot of uncertains in the world. A lot of maybe’s, a lot of I-don’t-knows. A lot of wishes, and dreams, and breath-holding.
A lot of negatives, too. Did y’all know you need to be hugged at least seven times a day to stay healthy? And each hug should last at least five seconds long?
One sincere smile counteracts five negative glances.
So think about it: Less than one minute of your entire day is all it takes for your body to register joy, acceptance, and strength.
Less than sixty seconds.
And that’s with everybody hugging you. If you’re the hugger ~ just one out of seven ~ your time commitment is even less.
So why is so hard to think God needs so much more of our time just to show up in our lives? In the time it’s taken you to read this far, He’s already working on whatever it is you need Him to work on.
How do you like them apples?
Here’s an exercise for you this week: Consider the affirmations of God. Not what you want Him to be. Not what others tell you He could do. But what the Bible says, and what He has proven (or is proving) to you.
Make a list. Write it out. Tell it to yourself. Post notes in your day planner, on your mirror, in your car. Remind yourself of who He is.
New and unsteady in your faith? Not sure you can trust Him? Ask Him to show you.
Beat down, exhausted, tired, worn out, and giving up on personal miracles? Tell Him about it. He already knows anyway. The cool thing with God is, He’ll never turn His back on you. Never.
I know. Sometimes it feels like it. But honestly. He won’t.
For me, God is always
- Faithful. He sticks around even when I try to push Him away.
- Unwavering. His promises don’t change just because my emotions do.
- Caring. He clothes the fields and the animals; of course He’ll clothe me, too.
- Here. He promises over and over to never leave nor forsake me. And He hasn’t.
With a little sweet tea and a lot of heavenly honey,
And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!