holy faith

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters,

I will be with you; 

and when you pass through the rivers,

they will not sweep over you. 

When we give all of ourselves to Jesus, and let Him mold us into His perfect image, He starts making all things new and giving us a new reason to live. With Him, everything we ever thought we had lost comes back to life. He makes beauty out of ashes, for the glory and honor of His name, and because of His immense love for you.

Maybe this month, your friends are graduating and you aren’t. Perhaps you’re going to wedding after wedding and it seems like the timeline of meeting your husband gets further away by the day. Maybe your peers are having babies or getting their dream jobs and you’re the only one who doesn’t have the things she been praying for.

If that’s you, know that God hasn’t forgotten you, but He also doesn’t want you to forget the process. He doesn’t want you to forget that good things take time and that you are growing day by day, like a tree, but trees do not grow overnight. He doesn’t want you to forget that He is faithful, and you have to trust Him because He knows what He is doing.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. - Psalm‬ ‭1:3‬

Hold on and keep being faithful! Don’t allow yourself to become disheartened by the people that seem to keep moving ahead while you’re moving backward. These things are battles in a much greater war that God has already won. So hold onto Him. He is faithful in shaping you and equipping you for the things to come.

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo