God is so faithful, friends.
And I’m so grateful that I get to sit here and write about it.
In my last post, I wrote about Psalm 77 and the example that Asaph sets for us of remembering the faithfulness of God to the generations before us.
Today I want to chat about the importance of remembering the faithfulness of God in our own lives, and how important it is to share that with others.
David remembering God’s daily faithfulness in Psalm 66
8 Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard,
9 who has kept our soul among the living, and has not let our feet slip.
10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
11 You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
12 you let men ride over our heads, we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
These verses have gotten me through so much over the past few years. The truths in these verses have become like old friends, constant and steady for me when little else is.
Even when I went through incredibly hard things, both physically and mentally, God walked with me.
Remembering the darkness of what is past may be uncomfortable, but God’s faithfulness shines brighter against the backdrop of my burdens. I am continuing my journey of learning how to share my stories transparently, yet tactfully and with the grace and protection my heart still needs. It’s a process.
Ultimately, my life, my past, and my stories are all God’s. And I am privileged to have a story where He gets all the glory.
I went through fire and water, but God has truly brought me into a place of abundance. I want to praise Him for that, just as David did.
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on[a] my tongue.[b]
18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
19 But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Following David’s example, I want to tell people what God has done for my soul.
The two biggest reasons for this are because I want to publicly give God the glory He deserves, and because I want others to know that there is hope. God is alive, active, and working in the lives of believers and I don’t want anyone to lose sight of that powerful truth.
This is why I write about my own mental, physical, and spiritual struggles. I write to give God honor and to give others hope.
If you’ve followed my story closely, you know that my life is far from perfect right now. But by God’s grace, I am not where I was. I am growing and learning.
Out of my own struggles, I have written many posts about my experiences with clinical and spiritual depression, anxiety, and self-harm. These are topics that make many people uncomfortable, which is understandable, yet incredibly saddening to me. I don’t want you to miss the point.
The point is that God has done amazing things in my life.
Through the process of writing about those things, I am able to point back to my Savior who has walked with me through my own fire and water.
Friend, I want to ask you an important question.
What is God doing in your life?
If you are having a hard time seeing what God is doing in your own life, I would encourage you to seek Him by asking your friends this same question. It opens doors for some amazing spiritual conversations. It gives you the opportunity to follow David’s example of both remembering and telling how God is being faithful to you.
God is so faithful, friends.
Cling to that truth right now, whatever season you may find yourself in.