Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You Made it Through Everything You've Been Through

I know. That's a profound statement, isn't it?

You made it through everything you've been through.

DUH!

OK. Maybe it's a little redundant. But it's true! If you're living and breathing today - if you're reading this post - it's because you made it through every struggle, every heartache, every single battle you have ever faced.
God has been faithful through each one. He has lead you and provided for you. Whether you saw Him in the midst of it, or not, God has been by your side through everything you have faced. And He is there right now.

This lesson is what I am hearing as I read through the opening pages of the book of Deuteronomy. Moses recounted to the Israelites the journey they had taken on their way to the Promised Land. He reminded them of their battles, their victories, even their rebellion. And through it all, he pointed to God's power.
It seems to me, Moses was all about telling the Israelites, You made it through everything you've been through. And I believe the reason he was reminding them of this Truth is so their faith would be strengthened. So they would be encouraged in the face of trial.
They hadn't entered the Promised Land yet, and I'm sure Moses knew there were battles yet to come. So he called to their memory everything they had been through. Perhaps he was trying to say, "Hey, friends. Remember all this stuff? You have made it through so much! Remember when you thought you couldn't go on another day? But you did. And you've made it. I want you to remember this: The same God who brought you through all those trials in the past will see you through whatever you face in the future. The battle isn't over yet. But you've made it this far, and God will not let you down. Have faith!"

Do you need to be reminded of the same Truth for your life today?

My friend, you made it through everything you've been through. Even the moments you thought would be your last. The situations you felt would do you in...didn't! God is good, and He is faithful. Keep holding onto HIM!

Karen

3 comments:

Geer Family said...

You had no idea this was going to speak to a mama in labor today...thank you.

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I'm thinking of a dear friend who lost her husband last year after almost 40 years of marriage. She has her moments of intense grief, yet she knows God is with her. Great post, Karen.

Irritable Mother said...

Mrs. Geer - No, I didn't. But I'm glad it did! :o)

Leah - And I pray that knowledge will comfort her!