Wednesday, February 29, 2012


So, last night I got to have dinner with one of my leaders on campus which basically turned into (or was designed to be really) us just chatting about life for.....meh, an hour. Hour and 1/2. Anyhoo! Towards the end of it, after I gushed about problems and questions and insecurities and fears and all those lovely things that everyone just gets excited thinking about, she basically preached truth to me. And one of the verses she read (actually...the MAIN verse she read) was Psalms 84: 11 & 12.

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of Hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in You!" 

Well, suffice to say this verse pretty much blew my MIND. And got me running around in lil' excited circles for about half an hour. Pretty sure my roommates thought I'd finally gone of the deep end :D

This verse just throws life into a completely new perspective for me. NO GOOD THING will God keep away from those He LOVES. Which basically in a nutshell (but who really stops at the nutshell) means that if it's not in your life? It's not good for you. A little bit deeper.

This verse is so unbelievably encouraging. God loves me and is looking out for me in ways that I probably, honestly am STILL not aware of. So many times I grumble and complain because I feel like God's cheating me out of something that SEEMS so wholly and completely good. "God," I say "This could be SO beneficial to me! Why aren't we on the same page here?" This especially comes into play in my relationships. Or, thank the Lord, lack thereof at the moment.

But if a situation is good for me? If it furthers God's plan and my growth as a child of His? Then He's going to bring it into my life. This applies for colleges, jobs, life decisions, EVERYTHING. And it ESPECIALLY applies to relationships and my oh-so-far-off-it-seems future husband. If it is in His plan for me, then one day God is going to bring me a man so unbelievably tailored to myself that He has qualities I didn't even know I was looking for. And if He doesn't, or the manly man comes out of left field, or if he's just someone COMPLETELY unexpected.....then THAT'S what's good for me. (I feel like I'm using a lot of caps in this blog. But this is very exciting for me :D) And if things don't work out like I want them to....if the college I want to go to doesn't accept me, or that really cute boy from the locker across the hall doesn't like me's because God knows what He's doing. And they're not GOOD for me. And thank the LORD (literally) that God doesn't let me get my own way and PROVE just how bad for me these people or opportunities are before I finally come to realize that He was right all along.

So yeah :) That's what's been on my mind lately. Super encouraged. Super hopeful. Slightly anxious to see what God has planned :P But incredibly, INCREDIBLY thankful that I have a divine, all knowing God looking out for me that isn't swayed by my pitiful little whining complaints :)


  1. preach it girl! you my friend spoke straight to my heart <3

  2. Well thanks girl ;) All wisdom comes from Mary Michael!!! SHe is wise beyond her years.