I think as women we often are disillusioned on how we see God.
We believe that he is far more interested in how much we fall short, how we fail. We focus on what we perceive to be His list of our shortcomings.
How obscure. We are on Gods heart and mind, but not for the very reason that we think.
What has brought me joy as of late is this.
No, it is not His record of my sins which I'm sure are plenty. It is His record of my pain.
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
~Psalm 56:8 (New Living Translation)
Or the way its worded in "The Message"
You've kept track of my every toss and turn
through the sleepless nights,
Each tear entered in your ledger,
each ache written in your book.
God keeps a record.
He knows our pain. He feels our pain.
I hurt with the hurt of my people.
I mourn and am overcome with grief.
~Jeremiah 8:21(New Living Translation)
You are significant.
You matter to the King.
No matter what you dealing with, it is not going unnoticed. He is there in your pain and your grief.
Trust Him to reach into those hidden places that all scream out for something more.
Below I have posted a beautiful song by Selah. It is called "Unredeemed."
Whatever your sorrow, your pain, He sees it all and it will not go unredeemed...
(remember to pause the music in my sidebar first)
We never know the miracle He has in store,