All it takes is a moment.

Do you have those weeks, or even months, where it seems as if nothing can go right? Where everything seems to be going wrong? Where you have to really think to find something positive and sometimes you still can’t? That has been this past week for me. It has been one thing after another. But that isn’t what I want to talk about. I’m pretty sure that everyone has been there. But have you ever had those moments where everything gets completely shifted and in that instant you can breathe again? Tonight was that for me.
A lot has been going on in my life throughout this past week. A lot of changes. A lot of heartache. A lot of rejection. A lot of feeling alone. A lot of not knowing where to turn or what to do. A lot of worrying. And a lot of hopelessness. But tonight that changed.
Tonight I attending Chi Alpha, like I do every Tuesday night, but tonight was different. From the beginning of the service I could tell something was going happen tonight but I had no idea what was to come. During worship we had a moment of waiting on the Lord, students, myself included, flooded the front. We sang the lyrics to Always by SEU Worship. If you haven’t heard that song, you should give it a listen, very powerful. I could feel a tug at my heart but I was hesitant. I had my guard up. But that didn’t stop God from knocking it down.
The service continued with Brandon Hurst giving a phenomenal message that hit straight home for me. And there was an alter call and I was still feeling this tug on my heart. And so I made my way to the front to one of the female leaders and before I even got 5 feet away our eyes both filled with tears. She already knew most of what was going on and what was weighing so heavy on my heart. And in that moment God got in. He got into my heart. And she began to pray for me and I couldn’t stop the tears from fill my face. She spoke into my life saying that by the end of this week I will be filled with joy and peace and that all these things I’m dealing with will not be so hard anymore. I was overwhelmed by God and His love for me. And reassured that He was there and has been there this whole time.
Then after service I could feel this overwhelming peace and happiness. And as I came home I was talking to a girl who is in my small group and she began to tell me how if it wasn’t for me that she wouldn’t be okay right now, and how she wants to be like me when she grows up, and how I’m like a sister to her. And something I have been really dealing with is not feeling adequate enough to be a small group leader. And that right there is what makes this opportunity so worth it. And it also proves that God has been using me even when I didn’t feel like He was there. Proving once again that He never left me.
In this ONE night God has reassured me of so many things. He has comforted me in the most genuine way. He has loved on me through the people around me. He has filed me with so much joy. He has made me hopeful. He has changed my mindset and my thoughts. And I could not be more thankful that I serve a God who is relevant. A God who is comforting. A God who is persistent. A God who loves me more than I could ever imagine. A God who never gives up on me.
And I felt like where I was at is very relatable. Life sucks more often than not and it’s hard. Especially when everything seems to be happening at once. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to go through this alone. He’s here. He’s waiting on you. He’s waiting on you to invite Him into your life. He’s waiting on you to ask for help. And He provide for your every need and then some. He’s here to be our comforter and our source of hope. I came into tonight not even realizing how much I needed God to step in and I opened that door and he gave me more than I could have ever ask for. And He can do that for you. If you’re going through something or you feel like you are at a point of no return, I ask you to open that door for God to move in your life. All you have to do is open that door. All you have to do is ask, it’s that simple. God has the capability to show up, you just have to allow Him.
I was lost. I was broken. I was lonely. I was unhappy. I was confused. I was empty. And God found me. God fixed me. God kept me company. God filled me with joy. God answered my questions. God filled me up. Our God is a personal God and He wants to be what He was for me, for you. All it takes is a moment with God.
“So I’ll run to where I know I can find you. Where I know I can stay in Your presence always. And I’ll run to the one that I cling to.” – Always by SEU Worship

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