“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Hi everyone!! Happy September! So this month I wanted to talk about remembering your blessings in your life, and remembering that God is ALWAYS with you!
I’m not going to lie, this year has been a little bumpy so far. And of course some of it has been, I’m sure you have gone through your fair share of bumps, too. Life has a funny way of throwing curve balls at you when you least expect them.
My biggest example of a bump right now is a cross country race. We ran a race (granted it was shorted to 2 miles) in the 90° heat earlier this month. I honestly didn’t know if I was going to be able to finish it. Looking back on it, it really wasn’t that bad, but in the moment it felt like DEATH.
As I was running up the hill my team calls “Agony”, I felt my legs shaking, my breath sharpening. It would be SO easy to step off the course. And I’m not going to lie, it would have felt so nice. But as I was contemplating this, one of my favorite songs crossed my mind. It’s “Word of Life” by Jeremy Camp, and it’s chorus is constantly stuck in my head.
Cause You called me out from the grave
So I can live like I’ve been changed
There is a new song in my soul
And it begins when I breathe in
Your word of life
In this particular moment, as the song ran through my head, I took one deep breath, and quite literally breathed in the “word of life”. I climbed up Agony, not with ease, but definitely a new sense of determination. (If your curious, I did finish the race 🙂 Not my best time, but it’s the little victories).
Ever since this race, I have kept stopping to breath in the “word of life”. I take a little time during my day, usually during my passing periods, my study hall, and lull moments in my classes to take a second to thank God. He is, as Isaiah 41:10 says, our “righteous right hand”. He is literally always with us, and so I have found having little talks with him during the day has seriously improved my life.
So this month when you are climbing up your own version of Agony, remember to breathe in the “word of life”. Talk to God, THANK HIM! He put you at the foot of that hill, so there must be a reason for it. While it may be hard at the time, talk to Him. You’ll be surprised how powerful His “word of life” is.
Thank you all so much for reading! Seriously, all of the nice comments and likes mean so much to me, and I’m so glad you and I get to have Him as a connection! I love you all, have a blessed month!