I knew it was coming.
I knew the feelings of being numb would be overridden by God’s loving kindness and Truth.
Hugs from friends, prayers from friends, prayers to God…
But wanna know the key secret ingredient?
Honoring God, thanking Him, praising Him even when you don’t feel it.
Because just because a circumstance changes, or a person hurts you, or you feel overwhelmed, it doesn’t change WHO GOD IS.
He never changes.
He’s always worthy of all the credit.
He’s always the Creator, and if we just pause and take a look around, we see his handiwork displayed from the tiniest flower and squirrel to the majestic clouds, and mountains.
It’s about looking up.. not looking in or down.
Not in at myself, self-pity, and self-centeredness
Not down in a defeated, and depressed position.
Even if it’s in a “God, I feel nothing, but I will bless your name regardless!” kind of up.
My how that brings the dawn.
Job knew the secret in the midst of his family, fortune, and health being taken away. When his world around him was crumbling, and nothing was steady, or certain he said
“I came naked from my mother’s womb,
and I will be naked when I leave.
The Lord gave me what I had,
and the Lord has taken it away.
Praise the name of the Lord!” Job 1:21
Praise brings the dawn.