In God’s Good Timing

Oh how good and wonderful our God is! I just want to thank and praise him all day long!

You may be wondering why I’m so full of joy and praise for God, and I’ll tell you why! As I sit here in a coffee shop, and write this, I keep looking down at my hands. There is a beautiful shiny ring on my finger. This ring is a reminder of how good God is. It is a reminder of how God has been at work in my life through each and every season I walked through. And how God has orchestrated every detail and season to lead me to this moment.

My sweet guy, got down on his knee and asked me to marry him! In that moment, he made me the happiest girl ever! I can’t explain to you the joy and excitement that filled my soul in that moment. Not to mention the shock and surprise too because, he sure did surprise me. A rush of emotions came and I can barely remember saying yes, but of course I said yes. Tears were in my eyes as I stared into the eyes of the guy that God has brought into my life. The guy that I know now, without a doubt, is the guy God has for me.

If you had told me a year ago that I’d be engaged, I wouldn’t believe you. I was still in a season of singleness and waiting. I remember crying out to God and feeling like my dreams were forgotten by Him. Little did I know, he was already at work in creating my love story. And it’s a story that I wouldn’t change a single detail of.

I’m here today, writing about this for a few reasons. One, I want to document this moment and share this exciting update in my life. And secondly, I want to simply share how good and perfect God’s timing is.

I can’t say it enough, when God brought this guy into my life, the timing could not have been more perfect. God knew that I needed time to let my heart heal. And even though the season of singleness was hard, it was in those days that I truly found rest and contentedness in God. I surrendered my plans to God many times. My times with God were so so sweet during that season and the closeness I had with Him are days I wouldn’t trade for anything.

When God brought me out of my season of singleness, and into a relationship, it was all God. I literally was not looking for it when God brought this guy into my life. And now, looking back, I can see that the time and way things happened was perfect not just for me but for him. God’s timing in our story was perfect and it makes my heart so happy knowing that all this time my heavenly father heard all of my prayers and had such a beautiful story planned for me.

So dear person reading this, whatever season you’re in. Single, in a relationsihop, or maybe engaged (like me now). I just want to remind you that God is good and He sees you. He is in the timing of your story. God knows the right time for everything in your life and He can be trusted.

Our God is so good and his timing is always oh so perfect! He’s working in your story, just like he’s been working in mine.

Don’t Settle

Have you ever seen the picture of a little girl who is holding onto a little teddy bear, and she has a death grip on this teddy bear. Just next to her is Jesus tenderly reaching out and asking for her to give Him the teddy bear. Of course, the girl doesn’t want to give up the teddy bear. But in the picture, we see something that she doesn’t see. Behind Jesus’ back is an even bigger and better teddy bear. If this little girl would just let go and release her hold, she would be given something even better.

Let me see if I can find the picture of what I’m describing above. Ah, here it is;

What I want I want to use this picture for is the idea of settling. It’s been awhile since I wrote on here, but today, the urge to write came and that picture was suddenly in my head. And also the topic of settling has been on my heart so much.

Have you ever felt so sure you knew what God’s plan was for you? You knew without a doubt that you had what you wanted, and didn’t care if it was settling. Or I mean, at least in that moment, it didn’t feel like settling.

well, I’ve been there. Two years ago I almost made the biggest mistake of my life. I almost settled. But in the moment, I wouldn’t tell you I was settling. I had what I wanted, and yeah, there were issues, but kept telling myself it was okay. Everyone has issues, right. I wanted what I wanted more than wanting what God might have for me, and that made it hard for me to see things clearly.

I got into the habit of pushing things under the rug until by the grace of God and the through the counsel of wise people God put in my life, I was strongly encouraged to slow down, hold off, and initially go another path. And now, two years later, I am so, so, thankful. Because I see now how God had so much more for me. God’s plan was for me to chase after Him. Grow with Him more and let Him be the one to give me a truly beautiful and God-written love story.

Now, when it comes to settling, there is this question that has been on my mind. If we settle, does that mean we are missing out on God’s best? Let’s say we choose to settle. God’s promise to be with us is still true, and God will still bless us, but are there even better and bigger blessings and joys that could have been ours if we didn’t settle? Taking it back to my story, I know that if I settled two years ago I would have been signing myself up for a life of heartache and difficult times. God would still have been with me through that season, I don’t doubt that, but I would not have been able to know the kind of love and joy that I’m experiencing now.

My theory is that we can choose things, and we can choose to settle on something that isn’t God’s best. But in doing so, we will be missing out on God doing something even better in our life. There is a greater blessing when we wait. Countless of times in the Bible we see God telling his people to wait. God doesn’t want us to settle. He doesn’t want us to be content with our small view of things. God has plans that are for us. Plans that truly are to prosper us and not to harm us. But we have to be willing to let God bring it to us in His timing and His way, and to not settle.

As I’ve been finding myself reflecting more and more on this topic of settling, I came up with a few things that might be good signs that you are not settling. So if you find yourself wondering if you are settling or not, below I have three things you will most likely see if you are not settling.

Viewing it as a gift. If you aren’t settling, you will view the good thing God has given you as a gift that you don’t deserve. One of the biggest differences I’ve noticed about this new relationship and season is that I view it differently. I see it as a precious gift from God. It wasn’t something I was trying hard to get. God suddenly and very quickly, brought it into my life and I keep finding myself thanking Him for it. In my previous relationship, I didn’t have this view. I didn’t view it as a gift because it was something I wanted and I strived after. A gift is not something we earn, it’s something that is given. If God is giving us His best, then it will fee l like the sweetest gift and not something we earned on our own effort.

Holding it loosely. If you aren’t settling, you won’t hold onto it with a death grip, because you long for God’s best, and if this isn’t God’s best, you’re willing to let it go. This is hard for me because when it’s something I have wanted for so long, my response is to hold on tightly in fear that I might lose it. God has had to work hard on my heart and bring me to surrender so many times. Even in this new relationship, I’ve realized that there have been a few times I’ve had to surrender to God my tendencies to hold it too tightly. But I’ve also realized that since, as stated above, I view it as a gift, I have peace and contentment about God sustaining it if it’s meant to be. I think of how Job said “the Lord gives and the lord takes away.” The Lord brought this sweet and new season into my life and I can trust that God will sustain it if it’s meant to be and be with me it it’s not.

Deeper Christ-like love than before. This last thing I want to share is something that has just been blowing me away. The love that the one God has for you will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced in the past. I used to dream about being loved and cherished simply for who I am. I thought I was loved well in previous relationships, but the love I’ve been experiencing now is so different. In this relationship, I’ve never felt more cherished, and adored, and loved in a Christlike way. I’ve never met someone like this, who loves every single detail about me, all my flaws too and the parts I don’t like. Someone who supports me in all of my interests and passions, who is actively pursuing me and taking time to get to know me more. And what makes my heart so overwhelmed about this is that there is one thing I remember specifically crying out to God for in my loneliness; I wanted to feel loved and cherished and prayed for a man who would love me in a godly way. If you aren’t feeling cherished, or like you are having to put effort into the relationship because the feelings aren’t mutual, or even that you need to change for that person, I would urge you to wait. Don’t settle for what you think might be love, or settle for something you know isn’t best just because you are afraid you won’t ever have it again. God has someone for you who will love you for you and will make you feel like the precious daughter of the King you are. And even if His plan for you is to wait, God is the one who will love you and cherish you better than any earthly man can.

Now, I just want to say that these aren’t sure signs to look for to determine if you’re settling or not. At the end of the day, the decision is yours, and God will give you wisdom when you ask Him for it. God will be with you in whatever you decide. These are just a few things I’ve been noticing that have given my heart peace and encouragement in this new season.

And now this post is getting really long, and I should end it. As I bring it to and end, I just want to say that, if you are at a crossroads, my heart goes out to you. I know that it’s hard and fear is a real battle in this decision. But never forget that God loves you so much and He has plans for you that are for your good! God wants the BEST for you and if you are in a season or a situation that just isn’t His best, then don’t stay there. Chase after Him, fall in love with your creator, and let Him be the one to lead you into a new season.

May we be a people who wait patiently on the Lord and who choose not to settle. Because God’s best really is the BEST! It will be better and sweeter and more beautiful than we could ever imagine.

Snow Day

I woke up this morning to a world covered in a white blanket of snow!

I live in Redding California, snow is not common here. It was literally only a few days ago that I was wearing shorts for the first time this year. Crazy how suddenly the weather can turn from warm sunshiny days to a cold and stormy winter wonderland.

Today was a snow day. Today did not go how I expected it to go. With the fresh snow covering the ground and more snow falling, attempting to drive anywhere was out of the question. Places were closed and events were canceled. It was as if the world had come to a stop. The world had slowed down and was suddenly filled with a new and unexpected beauty. Everyone, including my sister and I made time in our day to venture outside and enjoy the fresh snow. We went on a walk and made a snowman in our front yard and then let the rest of the day move along at a slow pace.

As I did morning devotions while looking out my window at the snowy world, I read this verse in Isaiah:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)

I couldn’t help but think about how there is so much beauty in the unexpected. This verse is such a sweet reminder of the truth that God’s ways, even though they may not be what we want or expect, are always best.

I think of how the snow that I woke up to has changed a lot of my plans for today. And even though I had to adjust and make new plans, I welcome it because the snow brings a special kind of welcoming beauty. A snow day and the memories it brings will be much more precious than the other things I initially had planned for this day.

I also think back on my life and how so many of my plans and the things I wanted, did not come to pass. God had different plans for me and it took me a while to see that His ways truly were better for me. I am beyond thankful for a God who knows me better than I know myself and for a God who has so lovingly and intricately planned every detail of my life.

God has given me many snow days in my life. Days where He has told me His plans were going to be different than mine. And though many of these days have been hard, there has been beauty in each one of them and I’m thankful for them.

So, on this snow day, I’m reminded of how good and sweet our God is. That He uses the unexpected things in our life to bring beauty and glory to His name. I’m reminded that even amidst pain and hardships, there will be beauty, and God is always working, even when we think He’s silent. I’m thankful today, and everyday, for all God’s done for me and will continue to do for me. God is so good, and I’m grateful for this beautiful reminder in the snow.

Working in the Waiting

What’s your waiting?

What has God asked you to wait in?

What is it the one thing that your heart is longing after, desiring, and wanting, but God has said not yet. God has said wait.

Do you trust God? Do you trust that God is at work?

When all is quiet and when God seems quiet, do you know that God is working? God is doing things for you that you can’t see. God is orchestrating certain events and circumstances in your life that will bring His good purposes about for you.

God has a plan for you, and his plans for you are good. Every season, every hardship you walk through, has a reason in God’s ultimate plan.

So will trust Him?

Will you trust that in your waiting, God is working? While you endure seasons of uncertainty and seasons where God seems silent, God is not abandoning you. He is working so that your life will bring Him glory. He is working so that you can experience His good plans for you in His perfect timing.

Take heart, because God is working, in your waiting.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11

(Some reflective thoughts from my life these past few weeks, hoping this encourages you in whatever God has asked you to wait in.)

A God Who Restores

What in your life have you been asking God to restore?

We all have things we wish we could change. Choices we’ve made, mistakes, missed opportunities. Maybe for some time, your prayer has been like mine. A prayer of asking God to restore something that was lost. A prayer and plea for God to give you a second chance.

This week in my Bible Study we have been reading through some of the minor prophets. A theme has been popping out to me about God through this study. This is the truth that God restores. God is a God who restores. He longs to restore and redeem his people and is always lovingly reaching out to those who are His.

But along with this truth that God restores, comes the realization that God’s way of restoring us may not take place in the way we think or want it to happen.

God’s ways often include pain and hardships. Why is this God’s way? God uses the pain and hurt to bring our hearts closer to Him. Sometimes we need to be awakened to sins in our life and the hard things are a form of fatherly discipline. And sometimes God doesn’t give us an answer for why we must walk through certain things other than the fact that He wants us to grow in trusting Him.

If God is a God who restores, this is a hope we can hold onto. Whatever it is we have lost, we can find comfort in knowing that God knows about it. God knows about your deepest hurts and hardest days. In His perfect way and perfect timing He will restore His children and bring them back to His joy.

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit” Psalm 52:12

I have to share a little something with you all about my life recently that God has been showing me. For so long I feel like my prayer has been a plea for God to restore things. I was so stuck on the relationship I lost two years ago. As I continually surrendered it to God, I held onto this idea that God would restore it. But now I can see how my plans were not God’s plans. My mind was set on the things I wanted and I couldn’t see past them. When God began doing something new in my life, suddenly I began to see that God’s plans for restoring were going to look different than I imagined. He brought me into a new relationship and each day of this new season I have been watching God restore joy and love back into my life. As I write this now, I can say with my whole heart, I am so grateful that God’s plans were different.

So now, dear reader, as I end this little post, if your prayer has been for God to restore something in your life, I want to leave you with this truth; when God restores, He will do so in His way and in His time. We must remember that God knows us better than we know ourselves. God truly knows what’s best for us, better then we even know. If God has you in a season of waiting, there is a reason. If God has you in a season of hurting and pain, there is a reason. God is a God who restores. He will restore you and bring you closer to Himself through whatever you are walking through.

But here’s my little tip for you; save yourself some heartache by realizing that God’s plans for restoring probably will not look like your plans. What God plans to do for you will not only be better for you but it will bring also him more glory. God may use pain and hardships to grow you and prepare you before He brings you into a new season. But you can always trust in Him because he is a God who restores.


“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:19 

A new year is here and with it, I am finding myself in a new season. A season that I can’t believe is for me.

I feel like I blinked and 2022 was gone, and now 2023 is here. The last three months of 2022 blur into one beautiful, sweet, and perfect memory in my mind. My life has been a dream these past few months and I’ve been too busy enjoying this new season to sit down and write. But here I am, finally finding the time to write again and this time, I have so much joy and good things to write about!

On October 8th of 2022 God brought a special someone into my life. What felt like a chance meeting at the thrift store (of all places), was the start of God doing a miracle on my heart and the spark of something new. On New Year’s Eve this special someone officially asked me to go into the New Year together and take the step in continuing to deepen our relationship in a Godly way.

As I sit here, thinking about my life, and my year, all I can say is; I’m grateful. Grateful for this new season and this new relationship. Grateful as I realize that I’m at a place in my life I never thought I’d be at. I’m scared that if pinch myself I’ll wake up and find out it’s not real, because, what God has been doing for me, is just that; Too good to be true!

Now, I’m not the one to make new years resolutions. I gave up on them years ago… I can remember a few years where I picked a word for the year, but this year, 2023, I wasn’t planning on doing anything. I guess, God had other plans. Over these last few days, there is a word that God has been putting on my heart. I feel strongly now that I am to make this word my word for 2023.

The word is NEW

My 2022 ended with the start of a new season. The last three months of the year God started something new in my life. It’s been exciting, challenging, amazing, and so good! But change, even good change, can be hard sometimes, and I’ve been learning each day how to go into this new season with a grateful heart.

But as I go into this new year and new season, I don’t want to forget the place I was at not too long ago. I’ve waited so long for God to answer my prayers. I’ve cried many nights because of my hurting heart. My dreams and desires seemed to go unnoticed by God for so long. I found a note in my journal from only two years ago, telling God that I thought He forgot about me. That He somehow forgot to write me the story my heart longed for so much. For most of 2022 I was that girl who was always waiting on God. I felt like God didn’t hear me because he didn’t answer me. I thought I’d be in a season of waiting forever, and it was hard. But here’s what I see now; God had plans for me I couldn’t see yet. If you told me then where I’d be at the end of 2022 I wouldn’t believe you. It blows me away to see how I now stand here, going into a new year, embarking on a new season.

This is why new is my word for this year. 2023 is going to be a year full of lots of new and exciting things and I want to be thankful to God for each of them. I want to learn to cherish this new season and all the things that come with it. And I don’t want to forget where I was, less then a year ago, thinking I’d never be out of a waiting season. God was with me then, and is with me now, in this new year.

Here’s something I’ve been realizing and thanking God for when it comes to waiting. Because of the long waiting and because of all the hurt and pain I had to walk through, this new season is so much sweeter. Not only do I look back and see how close I became to God during the hard days and nights, but I see now how God was working out His plan for me in ways I couldn’t have even imagined. God never forgot about me, instead he was crafting a beautiful story for me to happen in His perfect timing. God wanted me to grow closer to him before this new season. And this new season has made all of the pain, heartache, and waiting worth it!

My waiting friend, maybe you need to hear this reminder. Maybe you are in the midst of waiting and don’t feel God anymore. Maybe you feel like you just can’t go another day without an answer. I want you to know that you’re not alone, I’ve been there, so many times. God is right there with you and has good plans for you. It may seem like He is silent, but God is working, Yes, my friend, In your waiting, He’s working. You can trust Him. In His perfect time and way he’ll bring you into something new.

When God Works…

Hi all, I’m just jumping on here today because I gotta say something.

I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything on here, but a lot has been happening in my life and I have been busy, in a good way. I haven’t had the time to sit down and write on here much, but I want to get on today to write a little bit about what’s God’s been doing in my life so I will have this to look back on someday.

I’m not ready to fully share all that’s been happening in my life. The timing is just not right yet. But this is what I want to say to you all; When God works, He works! And He always goes above and beyond anything we could ask or hope for.

I have been slowly watching God do a miracle in my heart. And I am not exaggerating when I say miracle. Even in the small and mundane things that God does for us, we get to witness miracles. Within a day God healed hurts in my heart that I thought would never go away. I experienced feelings and joy that I thought I’d never be able to feel again. One day I was struggling with my past and the next day God began leading me into something new and all I can think about is that it happened so fast and sudden.

Our God is amazing when He works in our life!

I feel like I’m in the middle of something new and good that God is doing in my life. And here’s the thing; I wasn’t looking for it or asking for it, it just happened. And now I am filled with joy and excitement as I get to watch and see what God will continue to do and how this new thing is going to play out in my life.

This is my miracle; God is restoring my hurt and my heart in a way I never thought he could. I can’t wait to share more with you all, but for now, that’s all can say. As I’m still watching and waiting and this thing He’s doing is still very sudden and new, I’m not ready to provide any details yet.

But as I close, I hope and pray that you have also gotten the chance to witness little miracles in your life and to see that when God works, He Works! He always goes above and beyond our imaginations. If you’re still waiting and discouraged, keep waiting and keep trusting God.

When God works He works! And like I’m learning, it can happen so suddenly! We have an amazing God who is doing little miracles in our life every day! Let’s keep on trusting Him and giving Him praise for all the ways we see him work in our lives!


Remember when…

Remember when you were hurting so much you would fall asleep reciting scripture just to keep your mind at peace.

Remember when it wasn’t hard to go to God because you daily needed comfort from Him.

Remember when He felt so near because of how much you hurt and needed His comfort.

Remember how easy it was to be near to God in those times because of how deep and raw your hurt was.

And now it is harder.

Why is it suddenly a fight to make all those things happen that used to be a necessity? What changed, what is different? Why does getting better and healing, mean that sometimes you don’t feel as close to God as you used to be?

Why does it suddenly feel like right now, I’m far from God. I’m not content and I’m not able to make myself practice the disciplines I know I need. Why does it seem that my soul is in constant turmoil, always searching for ways to numb and ignore the issue? There’s a weight pushing down on my mind, day and night. I just want peace, but I can’t, however hard I try let go of my feelings. I want to be free but I don’t. I just want to stay here and wait, because my poor heart refuses to love another.

I cried last night. Cried because I was so confused. Cried because I missed him so much still. I cried because I think last night I saw a glimpse of God’s heart. To love someone still so deeply, even after they have hurt you. Isn’t this a picture of God’s love for us? We sin and run from God. We do things that hurt God, but God still loves us.

I think of all the times the Israelites, Gods chosen people, turned from God and all ways they must have grieved God. I think I know a little more now how God must have felt, loving a people that constantly rejected him. It’s a love that I can’t explain, loving someone even after you’ve walked away from each other. It runs deep and it is hard to let go of, this kind of love. And I know that I will keep holding onto this love until God makes it clear that I need to let go of it.

So you can see, the kind of constant battle I’m in inside my mind. Which is why somedays I just want to go back, back to those days that I remember.

Less is More…

Lord Jesus, I pray,

I love you, I need you. So often I find myself getting so caught up in myself. I need to be reminded to look to you more. I need to let myself decrease so that you can increase in my life. Lord, remind me each day, that as I live my life, to you less is more. I take my pride and I lay it down at your feet. And I ask you Lord to help me be humble. To the best of my ability Lord, may I practice humility in all I do. Lord, take my heart and purify it with your blood. Drench me Lord, with your mercy. For all my days, Lord, I want to seek you.


“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John 3:30

The prayer above is based off of one of the most meaningful songs that I’ve probably ever heard in my life. It’s a song I constantly find myself going back to and singing. It’s a song that always brings my heart back to a right place before God. It’s also a song from one of my favorite bands of all time; “Less is More” by Relient K

It’s been a long while since I last listened to this song. But this week it came back to my mind and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I’m copying the lyrics below because this song has become my prayer and a sweet reminder to lay my pride on the floor and seek the lowest place. I want to share it because I think it is so beautiful and I hope it will encourage your heart as well.

Jesus, I pray
Take all my mistakes
Throw them away
Destroy them for my sake

Jesus, I call out ’cause I’m sorry
Because I fall so short of your glory
To the best of my ability
I’m practicing humility
And I lay myself before
‘Cause less is more

All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
‘Cause to you less is more

All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
‘Cause to you less is more

A part of myself
All that I am
You love me so much
That you fill me again
And may these words on my heart, on my lips
Somehow mean so much more than this

Jesus, I pray
Know what I’m trying to say

All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
‘Cause to you less is more

All that I have
I lay before
With my pride on the floor
‘Cause to you less is more

A part of myself, before you were Lord
I hold nothing back, ’cause to you less is more
And may these words on my heart on my lips,
Somehow mean so much more than this

Jesus, I pray
Just know what I’m tryin’ to say

Jesus, I plead
Please purify me
Make my heart clean
Drench me with your mercy

Jesus, I pray
I love you, I need you
For the rest of my days
I swear I will seek you

To the best of my ability
I’m practicing humility
And I lay myself before
‘Cause less is more.

Less is More by Relient K

Less is More by Relient K (link to youtube video)

A God Who Sees

El-Roi; the God who sees. Something I’ve been learning about God this Summer.

When we feel invisible and it seems that all of our efforts to serve and please God go unnoticed by those we want to be seen by, there is one who sees. God sees. No matter how invisible we might feel, we are never invisible to God. El Roi, means the God who see’s and this is a reminder I really have been needing this summer.

All my life I’ve felt like I have just been invisible to certain people. No matter where I go or what crowd I’m with, I am never the one in the center of the picture, I’m just there, in the background. And each year of my life I’ve had to really fight and wrestle with this strong desire and longing I have had to be that one who is in the center. To be the one everyone wants to hang with. To be noticed and appreciated instead always being invisible.

Without even knowing it, I have been putting so much worth into certain roles people can have in life. Instead of seeing all the roles we have as fitting together and working together for God’s purpose in the body of Christ, I have been looking at all the ways I am not like others and feeling like I will never measure up. But this summer, God has slowly, and few many mistakes, been getting through to me and doing some hard work on my heart.

I spent this entire summer working alongside other Christians but when I look back I realize that I was unable to fully enjoy the fellowship of working with them because in my heart, and in my pride, I was telling myself that their roles was more valuable than mine. I found myself constantly striving and basing my happiness in serving on reaching certain goals instead of being fully focused on serving God in the way He has specifically called me.

Well, long story short, it took an unplanned injury and many days of “forced” rest to awaken me to a new view. Suddenly my life was slowed down by a very bad sprained ankle (which I just found out this week is also a small fracture). I no longer felt like I had constrol in my life and I was unable to strive for the things I thought were so important. I had to choose to rest and take on roles that I deemed as less important simply because it was all I could do. The last few weeks of my summer were filled with days of “forced” rest and I found myself getting back into long mornings in God’s word each day and looking to Him more for help.

And as hard as it was, somehow in the midst of this change, I began to see something. I realized that when I stopped striving I began to understand that each role is important and needed. Just because one role requires more skill and responsibility it doesn’t mean it is more important to the function of the body of Christ. God made each of us to have separate roles and callings and to simply serve Him in the whatever area He’s called us to.

But this is probably the biggest realization I made this Summer – People don’t love me less because I don’t have the skills for these roles nor do the roles that are more in the background have less importance when it comes to serving God.

I was reading a verse in Hebrews today a verse that really cemented in my mind this concept that God has been teaching me;

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,” Hebrews 6:10-11

In this passage, I saw that God doesn’t overlook any acts of service to Him. God see’s all we do, even when we do things that are more in the background. God is the God who sees! One of my favorite things I find myself constantly saying to myself is that God knows my heart and all the desires of my heart, so I can trust him. This means that, because God is the God who see’s and knows my heart, I can rest in Him and find fulfilment in whatever role He calls me to. If others don’t see or give me the appreciation my heart longs for, God sees and nothing will go overlooked by Him.

He is the God who sees! God sees me and He see’s you!

Maybe this post is mostly me babbling on about my experience in something I’m learning. But I want end it by saying that there is also so much that you can take comfort in when you know that God is a God who sees. Whatever your struggle is, whenever you have days where you just feel invisible and unnoticed. God always sees you and your heart. God loves a heart that serves Him for the pure joy of serving Him and not in serving with hopes of being noticed. It took a hard trial and setback in my summer to get this truth into head. So my urge and prayer is that you won’t have to learn this lesson that hard way like I did.

Resting in the God who sees shouldn’t just encourage and comfort us, it should also spur us on to serve Him well in every role we have and stay faithful to the call He has on our life.