Hello Friends! I know my presence on the blog has been scarce lately, I've been on vacation over my birthday! I am back though and SO excited for this post in God is Able from the lovely Danielle Dortch! Danielle is one of the bloggers I've gotten to know through Facebook groups and I am so thankful for that! We recently figured out that we don't live that far from each other and we can't wait to get together in real life! Today she is on the blog talking to you about what God is doing in her life! Take it away Danielle!
As I sat down to write this post, I had my mind made up about what I was going to write on. I have a rather unique testimony and it has always been my go to topic when it comes to talking about how God is able in my life. But then I paused, looked to heaven, and repeated to the quiet space, "Not my will but yours be done God. What is it that you are directing me to write to your people?"
I sat back and waited for my answer.
As I was spending time waiting to hear my answer, a strong migraine came over my head and continued to build throughout the day. It actually took me longer and longer to write because the migraine was so overwhelming. I thought about what my word says, God is my healer. As I thought on this statement God filtered into my heart, even if He does not heal me in this moment, will I still look to Him as my healer? Is He able?
I instantly knew He was directing me to write about this topic. God is called many things in the Bible. He has many names. But there are seasons in our lives where our timing does not match up with God's. The names we call out are not the names He presents himself as in those moments.
We see the promises of God in the Bible but we tend to neglect the years that pass while those promises are developing. We see the Israelites wandering for 40 years before they come to the promise land. An entire generation lost. We see Abraham wait 100 years before his promised son and Elisha died before he ever saw his double portion. But God was still able.
So many times in life we tend to look at our prayers as a genie in a bottle. If we rub the lamp and wish hard enough our wishes will ultimately come true. But God doesn't work in that fashion. He doesn't grant wishes but instead guides our lives to their healthiest destination. We don't always see the best direction for ourselves. God who is outside of time and space seeks out all things for the good of those who love Him. He guides us through our journey because He is able.
I love when God is speaking to Abram in Genesis 15:1 and He says, "I am your shield, your very great reward." So many times we think that the answered prayer is our greatest goal, but God kindly reminds us that He alone is our very great reward. Whether those promises or prayers come true in our lifetime or not, He is still able.
There are some things that we will never understand on this side of heaven. There are prayers that may go unanswered, seemingly. It may be better to say that there are prayers we will be given a resounding "no" to. And we may never know why.
But I do know that my word says this, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
I know that my God is able because I can trust in Him, leaning not on my thoughts and their timing. But knowing that when I hand over that control to Him, He will work it out. My God is always able!