God's Got This

God’s Got This

To the woman whose heart is torn apart at divisiveness that masquerades as love, God’s got this and He says to you, “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”  Pour out your brokenness to Him, and then from the deep wells of His unending mercy, seek to be a tree of life.

To the woman who wonders if the heartache she is currently experiencing will ever end, God’s got this and He says to you, “…Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalm 30:5b)  Seek the Author of joy.  In Him is an unending supply of the good stuff.

To the woman who faithfully perseveres through long days of teaching children and disciplining errant behavior seemingly without end, God’s got this and He says to you, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (I Timothy 4:16)  Seek to continue to model Christ to your watching household but trust HIM for the harvest.

To the woman whose husband refuses to give up that hidden sin that perhaps only you and he know about, God’s got this and He says to you, “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!  Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” (Psalm 37:7-8)  Seek the lover of your soul and cling to Him in the dark hours of the night.

To the woman who is bravely going to a new place with a new man in a new marriage, fearful, uncertain, maybe even a little bit lonely, take heart from the knowledge that God’s got this and He says to you, ““Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.”  Seek to love Christ with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength.  Trust in the great “I AM” for deliverance, for comfort and for protection.

To the woman who struggles, seemingly alone, alongside a man whose mind has been diseased and ravaged by the effects of the fall for many long months, God’s got this and He says to you, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)  Seek the Eternal Bridegroom and cling tight.  He faithfully tends to those who seek Him with their whole heart.

To the woman who walks faithfully clinging to the cross day after day while her unbelieving spouse ridicules her and remonstrates with her children concerning the foolishness of her endeavors, God’s got this and He says to you  while lifting your chin to enable you to gaze directly into His eyes, “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14)  Seek HIS face and continue to walk in HIS ways.  Trust HIM to produce a harvest of righteousness in the tiny shoots in your garden.

To the woman who despairs of every finding the man of her dreams, God’s got this and in His Word He says to you, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.” (Matthew 11:29)  Seek to grow in Christ.  Don’t allow your time of waiting to be wasted time.  Dig deep into the soil of His Word….and grow.

To the woman who’s just found out that her husband is cheating on her with not just one but many other women via the Internet, God’s got this and in His Word He says to you, “a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory” (Matthew 12:20)  Seek health and hope and wholeness in the One who holds all the answers to all life’s questions in the center of His all-knowing hand….and rest.  Rest in His goodness.  Rest in His love.  Rest in His undying concern for you, His precious Bride.

And to you, dear friend, may I say that whatever your situation, whatever the struggles, the heartaches and the losses, so long as you are His blood-bought child, He’s GOT this, and He never abandons His own.  When your heart gives way and you are tempted to despair, remember these words and stand firm,

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring.  Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)