What’s better than God’s best?

He does not keep secrets, He knows when you are willing to answer. Are you walking on the will of God? God loves His children and He wants the best for us but sometimes the best does not come as quickly.

-Dr. Stanley 

This question stuck in my mind when I first heard it from Dr. Charles Stanley. Is there anything better than God's best?

None. If you doubt God, doubt your doubt.

These past few months, I've been preparing my papers already and I rushed many of them. I've been praying for this, I wanted to move and work abroad so I could be with my sister and of course my self-centered ideal to be an independent woman but most importantly to provide for my family's needs. Hardheaded lady! I thought I could fly away as soon as I want. I thought I could go at the end of the year. I was so pushy with my sister. But thank God, He knows me better and checked my motives and intentions.

Actually, many things happened this season. After I resigned, it seems that I still have work and God provides everything, literally EVERYTHING I need He provides. My tuition fee, our monthly bills, my skincare, and even my SCRBD payment and all the stuff I needed. My customers who I really don't know just pass by and order in my online shop. I mean, I can't explain all of His provisions. I've been eating more than thrice a day and I do have some coffee moments outside. How can it be? God owns everything, He is rich so I am. He is so loving. He's the provider, not me. You're so cheessssy Lord! I'm so kilig!

And I realized what I needed to learn in this season is to value rest because He is at work and to keep His word at all times. Maybe if I just rely on myself just like before I would always be agitated but now that I know that God is enough, I am at peace and secure.

It's okay not to fill the gaps. It's okay not to be enough. It's okay to have blank spaces in our to-do lists and journals. It's okay not to be okay at times. It's okay to wait and to do nothing. It's okay to rest and to pause.

You don't need to do everything because you're not God. You need to know His will, His ways, and His plans, and all of those are written in His Word- the Bible. The wisest thing to do every day is to get connected with Him through prayers and by reading the Bible. When you start looking to Him, you'll see His grace every day and that there's so much more in life. Truly He is a good shepherd to His children. You won't lack anything when you put your trust in Jesus because Jesus is enough.

No one has a ticket for tomorrow. It's never been promised and what weighed the most is NOW- the gift of the present moment. You're already favored having a life here, find grace in every day. God is gracious that He granted me this season of rest after those seasons of hard work. Maybe I don't know now if those plans will come but I know I'm safe in His hands and His time.

And if you're reading this, I hope you'll be reminded that your life matters too. Your life matters to God. Perhaps, you're in a different season but whatever you lack I assure you God provides, just seek Him and you will see that Jesus is all that you need.

When you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior you become an awesome and wealthy person.  When you trust Him as your Savior, you inherit something- you become a child of God.  When you became a child of God, you became a valuable person. As a child of God, magnificent promises are granted to you already. - Dr. Charles Stanley

Nothing to be afraid of because the Lord is my Shepherd.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

Psalm 23, NIV

Published by Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about "kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib."

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