Monday, August 4, 2008

what God has done

I've been reminded the past week what a fallen world we live in. And don't you just love it when God reminds you Who He Is? I love David Crowder and was sitting down to pay bills tonight when "Come and Listen" came on. The lyrics are amazing:

Come and listen, come to the water's edge,
all you who know and fear the Lord.
Come and listen, come to the water's edge
all you who are thirsty, come.
Let me tell you what He has done for me.
Let me tell you what He has done for me,
He has done for you, He has done for us.
Come and listen, come and listen to what He's done.
Come and listen, come and listen to what He's done.
Praise our God for He is good.
Praise our God for He is good.
Praise our God for He is good.
Praise our God for He is good.
He has done for me, He has done for you, He has done for us.
Come and listen, come and listen to what He's done.
Come and listen, come and listen to what He's done.

Don't we all need to be reminded of what God has done for us? When we are going through trials and doubt that God is near, we have to remind ourselves of what God has done for us. He promises to never leave us and to never give us more than we are able to bear. I would love for you all to leave posts about what God has done for you!


I'll go first:
At the age of 19, when I was so depressed and suffering from panic attacks and wanted to end my life, God gave me the strength to cry out to Him for help. To cry out to my parents and have them come rescue me. He gave me the strength to drop out of college, yes the Type-A Straight-A-Student, and to lose all credit and money for that semester. He gave me the strength to talk to doctors and tell them I was having panic attacks and R-E-A-L-L-Y depressed and needed help. He gave me the strength to admit that I couldn't do it on my own and needed help. And to talk to a therapist twice a week for a month or so. He gave me strength when I went to a doctor for eight months and no medicine he gave me worked and every month or so I became extremely depressed again.

He gave me the strength not to scream when my Christian friends told me, "You just need to pray to God about your unconfessed sins and He'll take you out of that funk."

God gave me the strength to go back to college, graduate in 3 years because the college I transferred to (Evangel) gave me credit for the semester I dropped out. He gave me strength to move back in with Mom and Dad while getting experience for PA School. God gave me strength to apply to PA School, not once but twice, and be turned down that first year.

God gave me the peace to study when my whole world seemed to crumble my first week of PA School when my heart was breaking. I didn't 'soar' that first year of PA School, like I'd done in every other educational venture I'd attemped, but I passed. I didn't have the strength to study and disect but God gave me exactly what I needed.

And you know what, because I went through all that I can stand on this side of that horribly long valley and help others through similar situations. God doesn't give us all the strength and everything we need. He gives us just enough to make it through the day.
I hope you gain a little understanding of my heart that my Savior is sculpting with every trial and heartache I endure. Love you all!!

4 comments:

Courtney said...

Thanks for being open and real! I love that. Thanks for sharing...and wow...God has done great things in, through, and with you!

Becky said...

God is wonderful - He shapes us so perfectly, even though it is not always fun. Thanks for sharing a little of your story!

Nise(Denise) said...

Thanks for you sharing...you are "comforting those with the comfort that you know!" You are so loved!

Megan said...

Wow! Thanks so much for Sharing!!! What an inspiration you are!