Strength in Silence

Good Evening friends and family,

Tonight I want to talk about how emotionally strong people can be, what they go through behind closed doors that no one will ever know even those closest to them.

We each have fears, worries, and things we deal with everyday, we hide them from those around us to keep our burdens to ourselves, because we think it is just better for everyone and sometimes I suppose that is true. We hide behind doors and walls we build for ourselves to make everything look in order when secretly we hide behind those walls and cry ourselves to sleep.

I guarantee everyone who is reading this has had a moment in their life where they have hid behind their walls. I know I have, but what we forget is those people we push out of our lives sometimes could be the link to the situation being removed whether that be them joining you in prayer or just being a shoulder to cry on or even just someone to talk to. Never underestimate the power of friendship and those that truly want the best for you.

And when all else fails there is someone who will always be there. God does not allow us to walk through trials alone, he has surrounded us with his angels each and everyday we live and breath, you might think God is silent and your prayers are falling flat on the floor in front of you, but as quoted in God’s NOT Dead 2 “The teacher is quiet during the test.” Just because God is not speaking to you in the storm does not mean He has left you to fend for yourself, He is testing your faith. When it seems you cannot push any further God reaches His hand down and picks you up and places you exactly where you need to be.

It does not matter if it is a relationship, a promotion, a business, finances, a life decision or whatever your situation is God is bigger then it all. He created it after all. Whether you knew it or not God has always been walking amongst you, you may have never felt Him, heard Him or seen things pertaining to Him but always He has been beside you, He has cared for you even when you have not cared for yourself. He has seen you at your best and He has seen you at your worst, He has seen you in pain and in joy, He finds joy in your triumphs and sorrow in your troubles, no wall or door can hide what God can see, and it does not matter what he sees because He loves you regardless.

He sent his one and only son Jesus to die on a cross for us because He was the perfect sacrifice the perfect spotless lamb, He was tempted by the devil just as you and I are and He never gave in, He was betrayed, He was beaten, He hung on a cross and died for our sins and rose three days later to prove that death could not hold Him, not even the devil could keep Him, and He shall reign forever. He loves you and me more than Himself and He wants us to cast all our cares on Him and to trust Him. Our prayers may not be answered in a matter of seconds, but that is where faith comes in.

Do not give God an excuse of why not, give Him a reason why He should. Do not place God in a box and limit what He can do. He is the Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end it does not matter what mountain you find yourself standing in front of God has promised in His word that He will deliver you from it, He will not forsake you, He will keep you and He will bless you, you must believe and have faith that God can bring you through it.

Galatians 3:6-14 (The Message)

5-6 Answer this question: Does the God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does he do these things because of your strenuous moral striving or because you trust him to do them in you? Don’t these things happen among you just as they happened with Abraham? He believed God, and that act of belief was turned into a life that was right with God.

7-8 Is it not obvious to you that persons who put their trust in Christ (not persons who put their trust in the law!) are like Abraham: children of faith? It was all laid out beforehand in Scripture that God would set things right with non-Jews by faith. Scripture anticipated this in the promise to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed in you.”

9-10 So those now who live by faith are blessed along with Abraham, who lived by faith—this is no new doctrine! And that means that anyone who tries to live by his own effort, independent of God, is doomed to failure. Scripture backs this up: “Utterly cursed is every person who fails to carry out every detail written in the Book of the law.”

11-12 The obvious impossibility of carrying out such a moral program should make it plain that no one can sustain a relationship with God that way. The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Doing things for God is the opposite of entering into what God does for you. Habakkuk had it right: “The person who believes God, is set right by God—and that’s the real life.” Rule-keeping does not naturally evolve into living by faith, but only perpetuates itself in more and more rule-keeping, a fact observed in Scripture: “The one who does these things [rule-keeping] continues to live by them.”

13-14 Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. And now, because of that, the air is cleared and we can see that Abraham’s blessing is present and available for non-Jews, too. We are all able to receive God’s life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing—just the way Abraham received it.

In closing don’t be afraid to share your heart with the people you trust, but most importantly don’t be ashamed to fall on your knees before God the Father and lay it all at his feet. Don’t hide behind walls and locked doors don’t torment yourself with the things of this world, keep the faith that you can overcome any mountain no matter how tall or wide it may be.

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20 (ESV)

Thank you for reading and sharing with your friends and family I hope that this can be a blessing to someone, it is not an easy subject for anyone but it is necessary to many people hide behind their feelings and bad things happen, lives are ended, relationships are lost and hearts broken, I know personally I have lost to many friends to feelings of hurt and feeling like there is no where for them to go. Be a shoulder to cry on, a person to talk to or just someone to be there. God Bless each and every one of you and never forget you are loved.

With Love,

Lindsay 🙂

 

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