I had a very precious experience this week that was given by the Lord.
My husband and I have been going to marriage mentoring classes and are near the end of the basic classes.
I have always seen the Lord in our marriage, clearly, and always, I have seen Him keep it, so I started out with that thought in mind. There was a confidence that He was very present in our marriage.
But as the weeks progressed and the nearing of our decision to continue in marriage mentoring training after the basic classes approached, I suddenly found we were in a situation I had not seen in years.
We had overstretched ourselves with two sets of houseguests back to back. I had gotten sick and was still very tired from the visits so close together mixed with alot of new job work physically. We seemed to be going through alot.
I began to wonder if this marriage mentoring was a good idea for us right now. I began to come to the conclusion that I couldn't do it right now.
I barely made it to church last Sunday. But as we worshipped, though I couldn't release it in the service, as it came on me so strongly...
praise and worship to the Lord began to stir in me so wonderfully, something I had needed so much- but more than what I could do, it was being given to me outpouring in a release.
After church I just released with all my heart in the car. I knew there was a wonderful release given and the Presence of the Lord, knowing how He was with me there, -was with me, and is still with me today.
Last night was the mentoring class and I was able to share what came to me in a praise, and now I know it is in an encouragement to me and everyone, also.
There was a presence of God with me and a joy.
What was worked in me in the Spirit, given to me to be given out of me is this.
We think that something is hard, in this case the mentoring class. Maybe we think we can't do it. But what the Lord was showing me is that it is Him that does it all. Him I can count on. He is with me. He is with us.
Winds come and they blow at the house, rain beats at it. That will come in my life. But what is truly so is that it is the Lord Who brings us through in everything.
I am assured He is Well Able. I am assured in whatever trial we may face ahead, Jesus is the the Captain of this army and our lives and He is the One Who will bring us through the journey each step of the way, and give us the ability to do what is needed.
He will bring us through. He is Well Able. He is our Life.
Whether a mentoring class, or whatever we go through, we can count on Him. He is our strength. He is our Praise. And it is Him we can fully honor, truly, it is Him that does it all.
It reminded me of a story in the Bible. They went in to take the land. It looked hard.
I want to encourage you today. The truth is, it is still the same. It is not taken in our strength. Whatever it is we are doing. It is not in our strength. It is in the Lord's.
He cares about us, He will get us through life's trials, He will keep us.
All we go through we can know, we are made victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord, as we look to Him and follow Him.