Hi! Welcome back to Two Girls With a Mission! I want to start off by thanking all of you so much for what you have done for the blog. You all give so much support and it means more to us than you’ll ever know! ❤ For the past few weeks we’ve been trying a new idea. A series. The level of support shown through that series was unbelievable. Now this week we aren’t starting a new series, but we are still writing. (Obviously). I hope you will continue to enjoy our blog as much as we do! 🙂
When you read the title of my blog post, “Even When It Hurts”, you may think of a certain song. “Steady My Heart” by Kari Jobe. That’s actually where the idea for this blog post came from. Here are the lyrics of the chorus: “Even when it hurts, even when it’s hard, even when it all just falls apart. I will run to You. ‘Cause I know that You are Lover of my soul, Healer of my scars. You steady my heart.” When we’re hurting or when we aren’t doing so well in life, we have God to cling to to remind us that everything is okay. EVEN when it hurts. When we think that we can’t move on. When you’ve lost a loved one and you just don’t know how you’re going to continue living without them. EVEN when it’s hard. When you think that there’s no way the situation you’re in will work out. EVEN when it is all just falling COMPLETELY apart. When you’re at your worst and you don’t know where else to go. You think you’re too far gone and there’s no way you can be forgiven. God still loves you and is holding you in ALL of those times. When it hurts, when it’s hard, and when your life has completely fallen apart.
There’s always a way to find your way back to the feet of Jesus. Whether it takes a service on a Sunday morning or a song on the radio as a simple reminder, there’s always a way back home. There’s also a song by Matthew West that kind of speaks on this level of what we see versus what God sees. When we see ourselves at our worst God sees us waiting at His doorstep… just waiting… We’re so close, but all we’re doing is waiting. We need to open the door and walk in because He is waiting for us on the other side. We don’t just need to wait outside the door thinking we’re too broken to be fixed because there is NOTHING God can’t do. These are the lyrics to the chorus of “Mended” by Matthew West: “When you see broken beyond repair, I see healing beyond belief. When you see too far gone, I see one step away from home. When you see nothing but damaged goods, I see something good in the making. I’m not finished yet. When you see wounded, I see mended.”
Those lyrics are so powerful to me. When we see ourselves at our absolute worst, broken, tattered, scarred, God sees the good. He sees that we can be healed, we can be mended through His power. That’s the great thing about our God. He’s so loving and caring and WANTS us to be with Him. He WANTS to help us. He WANTS to hold us in His arms. The thing is… We have to let Him. We can’t just sit there and try to take care of it ourselves while thinking at the same time that God should make the way to our destination or goal simple and easy. We have to let God help us. Proverbs 3:6 says, “In all your ways, submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” That verse doesn’t say, “Take control of your own life, forget God, and He’ll do what you want Him to do.” That verse says in ALL your ways submit to God. Not in some. IN ALL. Not just when it’s easy. Not just when it’s hard. Not just when you feel broken. Not just when you want to. It says to always be submitted to Him in ALL of your ways.
That seems easy at first, doesn’t it? Because we all know God is great, God is good, He knows what’s best for us. But as we all ALSO know… it’s really hard. When something isn’t going the way you planned, and you think that you know better than God so you try to take it into your own hands… He knows what’s best for you and what’s going to happen so you have to submit to Him and give Him control. When temptation gives in and you really, really want to go to the river Saturday night, but you know that there are going to be things happening there that don’t really fit the Christian lifestyle. Or you really, really want to say that one word to impress your friends or co-workers, but once again… you know that isn’t right. And now, I know some of you adults out there may be thinking something along these lines, “I don’t try to impress people anymore. I just say things like that because I’m angry.” That’s not true. You do try to impress people on the daily, whether it be negatively or positively. That’s just human nature and that doesn’t change once you’re an adult, once you’re married, or once you have kids. It just simply doesn’t, unfortunately.
We all try to impress people with our words, with our actions, etc., but that isn’t our job as Christians. Our job as Christians is to do what God tells us to do. Spread His gospel and love Him. Let Him take control of your life and show you the right paths to take. Even when it hurts. Even when you think you’re too far gone. Even when it’s hard. Thank you so much for reading what I had to say today. I know this isn’t a subject we like to really talk about. The whole, “you aren’t in control” thing because, if we’re being honest, that’s what we all want, is to be in control. But that’s God’s job and we have to let Him, even when we think we “got this”. I know this week was weird because Bryanna and I both posted on different days, but I hope you still enjoyed it just as much! Thank you once again for all of your support and what you do for the blog!
Show The World His Love,