So many times in my life it seemed I could have been down for the count, knocked out of it all. One major health crisis that seemed to have ruined my life, but ended up leading me to where I am today with a ministry helping refugees and immigrants for one example. There have been numerous other struggles that could have kept me down. I know physical pain daily, have gotten help for depression, struggled financially at times, worked through forgiveness for an alcoholic father. The list could go on and on.
I know the temptation to give up all too well, but something inside of me makes me want to get up and move on. That something is the Holy Spirit, God. It may have been faintly there at times, but the spark of hope that somehow God would work things out for me is the only thing that has kept me going at times. He isn’t finished with me yet. My story in this life isn’t finished yet.
Whatever we have been through, whatever trauma, whatever struggle, whatever hardship, God isn’t finished with us yet. There is more to unfold in our story.
A new blogger I follow wrote My Survivor Psalm. I read it and want to share the link with you. I like a line from the her post:
“#battles wage wage around me yet will I trust. I am a #Warrior with battles scars that tells a story of Gods hand on my life through His Son #Jesus”
It makes me think of what Jesus said in John 16:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
A video I watched last summer blessed me. It is by Rachael Stevens titled Your Story Isn’t Over Yet. It is a beautiful and powerful spoken word poem.
For those who know Jesus, how very true it is that our story isn’t over yet not because of ourselves, but because of Jesus who has all power and loves us. Whatever it is that we have gone through or are going through there is hope. Our stories are not over yet.
Here is the video I watched. Thank you for reading. God Bless.