I want to encourage someone today with this testimony. Let me preface this by saying, I don’t know what you may be facing today, or something you’re experiencing that may be a bit difficult for you and you don’t see any way out…let me express to you that God is right there with you. He knows, He sees and He cares. God showed me today, right smack dab in the middle of a tough situation, that He was present in it all.
You know life can come at you really hard and throw you some curve balls. I’m seeing it myself, and I’m sure I’m not alone. I get really busy trying to take care of this and that, you know all the things a wife, mother, homemaker, church member, and things individually that I need to focus on and show up for, to where it can begin to overwhelm you. Well, an interesting thing occurred on this week. I had to take my boys to the dentist, and to make a long story short, 2 out of 3 needs a little dental work. So mind you, the boys, surprisingly, are having a blast on their visit, but mom gets the news of what needs to be done. So each of the boys was seen simultaneously, and between the dentist and the dental assistants, I kept hearing…. “Mrs. Freeman, if you could come over here so I can show you this”, “Mrs. Freeman, I need you over here please”, “Mom, come over here when you get a second”. By the time I made it to the last child to get a report, I’m basically just trying to keep it together at this point. So the assistant begins talking and giving the report, and while she’s speaking, I look down at her forearm and notice it is tattooed with the scripture Is. 41:10. So I immediately stopped her in mid-sentence and asked her, “What does Isaiah 41:10 say”? She paused, and one thing I noticed earlier, everything she had spoken to me previously came out with stumbled and tripped over words, but when she began to quote that scripture aloud…she looked me right in my eyes and those words flowed smoothly and ministered right to my heart… “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” As she was saying it out loud to me, I didn’t care where I was at that moment, my hand slipped up in the air and I began to receive every word that proceeded out of her mouth. That was just what I needed at that very moment in time. I opened my mouth to tell her, “You don’t know how much I needed to hear that right now”! God knew exactly how I was feeling and knew what to bring before my eyes to get my attention. He stopped the flow of business, to let me know, personally, that He sees and He cares. He was right there in the midst of my feeling overwhelmed to let me know that He’s my strength, my help, and that he will uphold me with his right hand. Ya’ll I was trying to keep the tears back, but it encouraged my heart so that God took that time to let me know… “I’m here and everything is going to be alright”.
Friends, be encouraged today knowing that God is right in the middle of your situation, that storm, and sees everything that’s taking place. You’re not alone. Anything that may have thrown you for a loop or caught you off guard, God has it all under control. Things you may be in need of, remember that Philippians 4:19 says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Take comfort in this my friends, that God knows, He sees, and He’s always there! Be blessed today!