Updated: May 10
If I were to tell you of all His Deeds, I Would Need Eternity to Finish. But I will still tell you some. It's been officially three years since I have given my life to Christ. This article was supposed to be something different, but here we are.
Two months ago. I made the plan on how I wanted to spend my anniversary. I booked a trip to where I call home away from home (Louisville), and I was counting the days to go and celebrate. This did not require much faith. It was just something I felt like doing.
A week before the anniversary and planned trip, I was taken to the darkest valley of my life. I told myself that when I went to Louisville, I would spend more time in the word and prayer since I will be away from all the noise in Miami. But, I didn't need that to spend more time in the word. I came soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo close to losing one of the closest people to my heart. ( I mean really close).
I never prayed so consistently in my entire life. It's been 13 days, and I don't think I've spent an hour without speaking to the Lord. Even when I can't pray, I know that the Holy Spirit intercedes for me through my tears. I always say that God is Faithful, but I have never experienced his faithfulness in this manner before. He has heard my cry, and he has remained faithful.
"Isaiah 25:1 Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago."
Oh yes, the Lord has done wonderful things for me. During these three years, I have been in pain, and I have been happy. This current season of my life has indeed showed me that joy truly is from the Lord. Today I felt God's peace in my heart and joy. I know that there is no way that I could feel any of those things if it wasn't for the Lord.
Psalm 145:17-19 The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
When you cry out to the Lord, he hears you. When you cry out to him in truth, he hears you. Through it all, I realized how much more important it is to have a faith family that cry, pray, rejoice and mourn with you. There is no way that I would be able to do this alone. God knew what he was doing when he put my faith family in my life. I also experienced what James 1 says after two of my sisters in Christ pointed it out to me.
James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Like mentioned earlier, I have never prayed so much. I have never seen this side of my faith. I didn't even know it was possible to trust and cry out this much to God. I prayed and believed for miracles of life, and I was able to witness the Lord's faithfulness.
I share this with you to encourage you, Daenne's journal Fam to run to God. Never run the other direction. If you don't know the word to say, I promise you that the Lord hears your cries and know what each tear means. Run towards him, and you will taste his faithfulness. No matter how dark life may look, the Lord is always by your side. He will never give you more than you can bear, and you do not have to carry your burdens alone. Let him lift you. The fight is a never-ending fight, but VICTORY BELONGS TO JESUS.
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