This is about worship. One of the purest forms of communication we have with our Savior. It’s a response. It's a cry out. It is our words when we simply do not have them. And, even though I don’t know what the future looks like, I do know who holds it. So, as you continue reading this blog it's my hope your spirit rises up and you are able to take a deep breath, and cry if you need to. Worship is a gift, and a moment to be vulnerable even when we don’t know how too. I pray these words open your heart and calm your soul, despite the wilderness you may be walking in.
God is not finished with you. I know that brokenness comes at us from all angles. I know women will read this and think, “But Maggie, you don’t know how bad it's gotten... You don’t know what I’ve done… There is no money left… He walked out without a word… I can’t handle these kids anymore… This workload is more than I am capable of... ” And I want you to know that I care for what you are walking through, and have walked through some of the exact same wilderness. I want to validate that you are allowed to feel exactly what you feel right now, no judgment, no shame. Not even from within your own mind. God wants you as you are. Broken. Unsure. Crying. Ashamed. Whatever it is, He wants to be an intimate part of your next steps.
Feeling like you’ve reached the end of yourself? Like you have nothing left to give? That is where the beauty in brokenness lives. The holiness that isn’t spoken about enough. You may feel at your end. But, where our strength ends, God begins. Trust Him and journey through the wilderness hand in hand.
Not a moment of what you’re walking through has been missed by God. He sees it all. He knows you and knows what you’re capable of. He created you and loves you in ways you cannot understand. He also knows you need to lean on Him. Even if you're angry with Him. Even if you don’t understand what is happening to you right now. Even if you can’t see what good could possibly come out of this season. God is close to you. He is whispering to you, and He is placing one foot in front of the other for you. You may not see the whole path yet, but God recognizes this wilderness, and He knows it well. He knows exactly where you are, and the glory He intends to reveal in this season. Are you willing to trust Him and continue walking?
It won’t be easy, that was never promised, but God tells us in Matthew 6:34, “Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” God has all your tomorrows in His hands, and He knows where you are in whatever season you are walking through. He sees everything. He knows everything. And He has told us not to worry about tomorrow, that He has that covered.
So, sit with Him today. He has promised us good things. He has told us no weapon formed against us will prosper. He has us covered. He doesn’t play games or mislead your heart. You can trust Him. Right here. Right, where you’re at. Darkness and all, open your eyes and allow the light He brings to enter.
I know you may feel like you’re at your end, and the truth is you might be. I’ve been there. But remember that God is a mighty redeemer. A great defender. And above all a loving Father. Your story is not over, it may, in fact, be at the very beginning. Will you reach out your hand and trust God in this time to make beauty from ashes? He has done it before and He will do it again. You are worthy of the wilderness you are walking through. God is next to you, but you must keep believing that He is not finished yet. Don’t forget what He has done. Tether yourself to Him and let Him guide you through a wilderness that He knows like the back of His hand.
Maggie is a Psychology Enthusiast, Writer, and an Advocate for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. She has walked through brokenness and learned that she’s not alone there. She wants to bring radical, relatable, and raw content that allows people to see into her journey and find hope there that illuminates their darkness. Connect with Maggie to learn more.