Monday, January 28, 2013

Gut-wrenchingly real...

I'll be honest.

This is me yesterday. I was driving, and I heard this song on KLOVE, and burst into tears. Because it fit SO perfectly for the moment. The moment that makes my heart echo The Chronicles of Narnia - "It's been a long winter."

And for that moment, during this song, all I needed was to know that it was okay to not be strong for a minute. It was okay to cry and ask and doubt and whine. It was okay to feel like an utter failure and that my prayers were doing jack. It was OKAY.

Because I'm human.

And because God is still God.

Can you relate?

Here's the thing though - no matter how many times I fall or even how hard I fall, no matter how worn and scabbed and scarred my heart feels...He is able. He is constant. He is good. He is sovereign.

He is GOD.

I challenge you today to watch this video, let the words soak in like the balm they're meant to be, and then please do one simple exercise for me.

The Bible tells us to "be still and know that I am God."

So get still, and take ten seconds to clear your mind and heart and focus only on God. Then out loud, say "You are God." Three times, each time with the inflection being on a different word.

YOU are God.

You ARE God.

You are GOD.

And I dare your heart not to start to heal.

Just a little.

But sometimes, a little is all we need.

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