Sunday, October 21, 2012

- He's got us taken care of -

What is it to truly rely on Christ and His timing..This has always been hard for me to fully grasp. It's hard not knowing answers when you want to know them now, or not knowing why things are happening the way they are but you just want to feel comfort in knowing how things will turn out. Well recently, I've felt the LORD telling me to fully rely on Him..On His timing, on how He will move in my life. If you know me, I really can't handle waiting for answers. I like to find them out then and there or at least try to, but lately, I can feel God saying "Rachel, please don't worry about it. I have everything under control. Everything and everyone I have placed in your life is here for a reason. Don't worry My child. I have done and given you these things because they have a purpose.. and I will reveal them to you in My perfect timing when I know you're ready for it. Take comfort in Me right now and keep faith and trust in Me.. I won't let you down"... I'm not sure if you understand, but when He speaks to me and I hear this, I get all emotional ( we girls have our moments ;) ) because it's such a miraculous thing to hear God speaking to you. It truly does give me comfort when I realize that God has placed everything and everyone in my life for a reason and even if I don't know what tomorrow, next month, or next year will bring, I can take joy and comfort in knowing that God will work things out for those who truly love Him and want His will for our lives. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28). That is not promising that it wont be tough. I'm sure each of you reading this has something in life where there's uncertainty. Everyone does. Not sure where things are going in your life or when God will move in certain areas.. It will get really hard not knowing things.. but all this leads to one thing. Relying on Christ. . . 

We need to keep reminding ourselves that Jesus Christ, the King of all Kings, Our  Lord of all the Earth is holding us in His mighty hands, Never to let us go.  "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded." (Hebrews 10:35)  We need to keep our faith in Him up with a spirit of rejoicing. Because there in Hebrews it says we need to keep our confidence(Faith) high in Christ because when we do, He will reward us with what we desire in Him. That includes keeping our confidence and faith in how He will bless us, when he will reveal the things we want revealed (His timing is perfect), And we need to know that all we do will be done for the Glory of Christ. 

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
It is important for you to have like minded Christians helping you be lifted in God's word and encouraging you in your walk with Christ. To help reassure you that your not alone in this world and that we are going to continue to walk with Christ throughout the good and bad times. Always being a blessing and loving each other.  I am blessed to have my friends and family here to help encourage me in Christ and lift me up with scripture. "Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future." (Proverbs 19:20)Even friends that I haven't known long, it's a blessing that I've met you. Because having a friend that I've not known long but has helped uplift and motivate me to become a better Christian is better than having a friend your whole life who has not been an encouragement to Christ and who is leading you away from Him. The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (Proverbs 12:26)

And I love this song ( The Struggle - by Tenth Avenue North ) for so many reasons... Because we are free, we are free to struggle. We are Children of the Lord struggling in this world, dropping dead weights as we continue to sing praises to Jesus. And yes, we Christians will still have to struggle in this world but Jesus' might blood He shed, washes us clean. "for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for manyfor the forgiveness of sins." (Matt. 26:28). So as we continue to rely on Christ and what great things He has planned for us, let us keep our hands help high and voices singing to the One who gave us life and continues to bless us, even when we can't see it just yet. His wonderful plans will reveal in Christ's perfect timing. 


  1. Wow. Awesome. Thank you so much for posting this. I too have been feeling God wanted me to give up control and to just trust Him with everything. Great verses, great song, love it!

  2. Rachel,
    this post you wanna know something funny, i was writing something in my journal about that type of thing, Is that God or what. And to be honest it was really encouraging to me, Its been awhile since ive actually read your posts, but im so thankful the Lord directed me to this one. Its definitely important that us Christians, have other like minded Christians to Uplift us and believe in prayer, and well you get me. A friend sharpens another friend in faith. And its so Awesome how the Lord does his works huh? Well Keep doing what your doing, The Lord is working on me as well with Patience, sometimes we want the answer right then, But we have to trust on Gods timing or we loose out on the Blessing God had right there for us. Its happened so many times where i have lost my blessing, because i tried to force and get the answer to fast. But anyways I love your posts.

    Love always! Sarah Elizabeth<3

    "As iron sharpens iron,so one person sharpens the wits of another."Proverbs 27:17

  3. Glad you found it encouraging Payton..I know it's something that pretty much everyone is having to deal with and once we realize that we just need to give it to God, we start to see things happen. It great! Thanks for following!

    . . . . . . . . . .

    Sarah Love!! It's great getting a comment from you! I absolutely love when God's trying to tell me something specific, He'll start showing me all sorts of signs that keep reassuring me that yes, He's trying to get to me and it works. And I'm sooo glad this post touched you in that special way. I am thrilled and encouraged to hear that! It's all God who puts this on my heart to share so all glory goes to Him! And Proverbs 27:17 is definitely a verse that's close to me.. those dare the type of friends I strive to meet and He has definitely blessed me with you as one! Praying God blesses you love!

  4. Ok... Honesty time.. I have a whole blog post written.. It was everything I felt in the most transparent honesty but I have been struggling as of late with that which you spoke of in your blog.. I shouldn't be afraid even to struggle with my weakness, grief, and doubts for God knows I am His and he loves me and I have a place in His plan... always nice to know I am not alone as we are free to struggle for I am "weak" but He is strong.. Everything you post is so relevant... I thank God for that..

    1. Your posts always touch me so much..God has given you the gift of using everything He lays on your heart to share with others in a way that catches their eyes and hearts. I couldn't thank you enough for your last post..It was so comforting to know I have support from other Christians in that area. It's good to know you're not alone. Thank you for all the support! ~blessings~ God is so good!

  5. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. POST!! Wow! Sooooo true lil sis! The Lord's been showing me the exact same thing as of lately! Thanks for being an encouragement to me! Love you a bushel and a peck!! *hugs*

    1. <3 I find it so fascinating that what God teaches, goes for so many circumstances. That one verse can be so comforting for so many different struggles we face. I love you too Katey, like a bunch. ;) I'm glad we are here for each other. Helping each other grow closer with the Lord. I am blessed.


I love your comments!!