While there once was space in my life for festive crafts, immaculate tablescapes, and the exchange of small talk over beloved recipes at holiday dinner parties, my mind has been preoccupied with far more pressing issues this year…
Like managing the wave of anxiety that rushes over me when I step into a room of new faces… the overcoming need I feel to BREAK for the bathroom – anywhere! – in order to retreat from the ‘holiday cheer’ and uncontainable joy that seems so distant, almost offensive, to me these days… To sit amongst the Charmin and to weep with abandon all while asking God the most poignant questions, ...What are you doing in my life?!? …Why am I here – both on this Earth, and like a loser, hiding in the bathroom right now?? … And what’s it going to take to put Humpty Dumpty back together yet AGAIN??
So this season, you’ll have to excuse me. While I realize how incredibly thankful you are for the Pumpkin Spice Latte held warm in your hands, those cozy nights spent sitting ‘round a cracking fire, and the crisp autumn walks you share with your loved ones in tow- MY gratitude lies in only one thing:
When my life is in ruins, and the state of my heart is seemingly unsalvageable, God doesn’t care!
… He fights for me anyway!
This year I am thankful God doesn’t flinch at what I am up against, or cut his losses and deem my life a lost cause – because believe me, He should have! This year, I am filled with gratitude knowing the Lord has never left my side and that He will continue to use my darkest days as a platform to show He is bigger than my most daunting circumstances!
Even better, is the fact this same God is available to you – and He doesn’t care how hopeless of a situation you have found yourself in today!
3 Reasons Your Most Devastating Circumstances Aren’t Worrying God:
1. He Knew People Would Let You Down
Growing up my Mom always taught me, “it’s only you and God in the circle…” because the truth is, Every. Single. Person. no matter the relationship built or the bonds forged, has the capacity to let you down. God on the other hand, NEVER will.
In Psalm 118:6-8 it says, “The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? The Lord is for me, He will help me… It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.”
He knew we would put our hope in people, and even more that they would fumble carelessly with our hearts and let us down in ways we could never have imagined. Yet when we choose to put our trust in Him – and only Him – we have no reason to fear, only reason to wait expectantly for Him to help us.
2. God Has A Plan To Give You Victory Over What Is Threatening To Take You Down
In Isaiah 43 the Lord says, “…For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness, I will create rivers in the dry wastelands…”
God sees the perilous journey ahead of you, He sees what you are up against and promises to make a pathway through the desolate state of your life, and to create rivers in the most ravaged parts of your heart!
I love how David describes his journey through the wilderness and even more, how the Lord rescued Him,
“ … They surrounded and attacked me… But the Lord!
They swarmed around me like bees; they blazed against me like a crackling fire… But the Lord!
My enemies did their best to kill me, BUT THE LORD RESCUED ME. The Lord is my strength and my song. HE has given me victory.” Psalm 118:11-14
Swarming problems…unrelenting opposition…unbearable circumstances that ‘blaze against you like a crackling fire…’ those are the stakes God likes to play at! A journey SO perilous, that WHEN He rescues you, you would know with complete certainty it was the Lord who gave you victory – because ONLY He could!
3. God Promises To NEVER Stop Rescuing You
Joel 5:19 says, “From six disasters He will rescue you; even in the seventh, He will keep you from evil…”
Know this: The Lord isn’t giving up on you anytime soon (…or EVER!) He doesn’t care how bleak your future looks or how many times your marriage, your finances, or your sanity have been on the verge of ‘disaster.’ The Creator of the Heavens and Earth – who effortlessly made a way through the impossible when He parted the Red Sea, and who breathed Jesus back to life – is the same God that is working on your behalf. And you can rest knowing when you place your confidence in Him, He will rescue you time and time again (and that He doesn’t need anyone’s help in doing so!)
So this season be thankful God doesn’t care. He doesn’t care what you are up against, how you got there, who let you down and what you did or did not do to deserve it. He loves you… He sees you… and HE’S NOT DONE until you are standing victorious over your darkest days!
…Now, THAT is something I can be thankful for! #Holla
17 thoughts on “Believe It Or Not, God Doesn’t Care”
Your blog is amazing, as always!!! It is always a treat when a new blog appears. God bless you!!! He is able and WILL NEVER give up on you or me!!!!!❤️❤️
Right you are! ❤️ so much to be thankful for in that!
So needed to hear this today…..going out of my mind trying to hold on to the promises that God IS still there…..even after what seems to be a very long deafening silence and pleading with God to help me through each day! Thanks for the reminder that although I am in the wilderness my dark road isnt too dark for Him…
THAT is for sure! He is bigger than what we are up against! Praying that you see Him working SOON! 🙂
I really needed to hear this today! I have things going on in my life right now that are so hard to bear. But you are right, God is in control and he sees the what it will look like in the end. I just need to keep reminding myself of that! Thank you!
Praying for you Kate ❤ I know that feeling… when life is too much, and you wonder if God sees your pain. At this point in my journey I know He DOES, and that if you hang on… just a little longer… He will open your eyes to the plan he is working on your behalf (and it's GOOD!) 🙂
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I so appreciate your candor and honesty. Wish I could sit with you amongst the Charmin, but I know the One Who is there is a way better friend than I or anyone else could be. May His tenacity hold you together when you are falling apart. Resurrection comes after death, my sister. You are right where you need to be.
I have to tell you Jennifer, I LOVED this comment! I read it aloud to my husband because I just thought it was so eloquinelty said (eloquence isn’t a gift of mine, but it sure is yours!) Thank you for reaching out with your words of encouragement! They truly touched me!
So appreciate your honesty and ministry! It’s s o true how much we let the circumstances around us dictate our mood…be it our marriage, children, finances, friends, crazy drivers etc but God only wants our faith and trust in Him. Life would be so much easier if we trusted Him more and others less, at least my life would be.
Well said Katie! I couldn’t agree more!
This is powerful stuff. Our junk always seems so big when we face it down. But He is always bigger.
ALWAYS bigger! And you are right, “junk” is a fitting word to describe it! ha!
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I hear ya on this! I want my life to have space for the extra stuff, but it just doesn’t right now–and I too am asking God many questions about life and his plans for me and how to live out his will for my family every day of my life. Thank you for writing this.
From 2009 until 2013 I felt the same way. My marriage crumbled. Sadly I didn’t hold onto the promises you are right now and I turned to substance abuse. But praise God because he led me out of it. He brought me into a season where the joy I was afraid would never be in my heart again is back 100 fold!!! I’m brought to tears even now thinking about how thankful I am that he is faithful to build me back after the darkest of my days. He will restore your joy. I’m praying for you, you’re not alone.
LOVE hearing your story of restoration!!! thanks so much for sharing! Such an encouragement to me! Thank you for your prayers! I know he will do the same for me ❤
Krista, this is DO good, true, freeing, honest, vulnerable, and well-written! Thank you!! I think of myself in times past, and also some young college students I’m (unofficially) mentoring right now, just because God in His providence has brought them into my home & within my scope of influence (friends of my son, who is also spiritually & emotionally struggling). Your words ring so true!! Thank you again 🙂
Thanks Becky for reaching out! I love that you are helping those students who are struggling, that is so great! They are so lucky to have you doing that!