There are ebbs and flows in life. Sometimes you need to go along the beat and rhythm of life knowing you are safe in His hands.
You really won't understand your life as a woman until you understand this: You are passionately loved by the God of the universe. You are passionately hated by his enemy. Captivating
The seasons have changed and I'm aware, passion is not enough. Now that I know my weakness more Oh how I need your never dying love, Oh how I need your never dying love.
Surely it’s tiring to keep going, to keep fighting, and to keep believing unto His promises when you can’t even see His fingerprints, when you can't hear His footsteps, when you can't trace His heart, and when you can’t see miracles and answered prayers.
In multitudes we find comfort in being connected, in abundance, we find fullness and joy, in success, we find meaning and purpose and in emptiness, we find failings and breakings. Surely, it's painful but there is so much healing in stillness, a breakthrough in a quiet and lonely place when no one is watching, only you and God. In the wilderness, a barren and desolate place, we can find beauty and solace in being honest with ourselves and just pouring out our hearts to God.
Trust His heart because the more you trust the more your love grows deeper.
Perhaps your path is harder because your calling is higher. Perhaps you need to be familiarize with pain and hardships so you'll appreciate happiness and success better. One day you'll be glad not because you're capable of doing it on your own but because His grace strengthen you and carries you every time you can't walk through life anymore. As long as you're living you are still winning.
Intimacy is emotionally invasive; it requires knowing and being known. But the vulnerability and the self-denial that intimacy necessitates can often feel too costly. So we substitute doing for knowing and giving for being known. We show our love in other ways, we reason. But intimacy has no other way. Without time, without attention, without listening, without touch, we can call it what we like, but it is not intimacy. Alicia Britt Chole
There's hidden treasure in your hidden years in the wilderness, it isn't about the possessions, achievements, or titles that you obtained, it's more than that. No amount of money could pay for that- it's an unshakable identity, the person you're becoming during the tough times of your life, it's just you and the Lord. How intimate is that!
His time in obscurity allowed him to develop his character and draw closer to God, enabling him to accomplish more than he appeared capable of.