Thankful For His Guidance

Hey guys! I hope that you’re all doing well. ❤ If you read and commented on yesterday’s post, I’d like to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂 I was going through a very rough time then, and even though it only lasted about one full day, everything had such an impact on me emotionally and spiritually that it felt like much longer than that. The things that I learned would not have been possible without the emotions that I experienced.

It’s a blessing to me to be able to update my blog at least once a day, just like I have been throughout January, so I wanted to let you know today that I am doing so much better. I spent much time in prayer, and talking to you guys was a blessing to me, too.

Yesterday was certainly emotionally-charged … but I learned so much, and I couldn’t be more better today.

During the time that I spent with the Lord this morning (as I aim to do most days), I was so joyful to read His Word and record a bit of what He was teaching me. A notebook my dad recently bought me (the one you can see in the pictures from my last Little Accomplishments post!) is where I am now writing down bits of inspiration that the Lord gives me, as well as lessons from my life and Bible verses that stand out to me.

I know that to stay on the path that He has ordained for me, it is crucial that I keep in mind the beautiful things He is teaching me about myself, others, the world around me, and Himself, as well.

Do you have a notebook like this? I am already finding that writing these things down is helping me immensely, whether it’s a quote, Bible verse, or a thought that comes to mind. It’s the times when I don’t end up writing them that I fully regret it, because those moments just about impossible to remember later.

Sometimes, we go through things in life that we really wish we wouldn’t have had to face. They’re the situations where, when we look back at life, they’re the one thing we’d change about our past. The pain, sadness, and anxiety we felt in relation to that time is still a sad reminder to us in the present moment … but I am slowly coming to realize (because of His help, of course) that He has used my darkest moments to teach me the most.

“And He Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” – Romans 8:27

If I could draw three lessons from what I went through yesterday, they would be this:

  1. He knows exactly what we need to go through to end up where we desire to be. Sometimes, this desire is our own, and sometimes, the desire is His, which He has made our own. For example, I wanted to begin blogging again last year … but I had no idea I’d write posts like this. Another example was yesterday … I wanted to be that close to Him, but I had to go through something painful for me to get there. He knew that, and He also knew what I could handle and when, and He got me there at just the right time.
  2. Keeping His truths at the forefront of my mind is essential for me. I have the hardest times remembering the good He has done in and through me when I’m struggling emotionally. When I’m walking down a sad road in my life, all I see around me is sadness – the other times when I prayed and didn’t get what I had wanted. I fought to be able to recall the times when He answered my prayers, because I was surrounded by hopelessness. By writing down verses and inspiration He gives me, I know that I can avoid deep heartache with the knowledge that He most certainly cares for me.
  3. I must live in the strong belief that He has good plans that He will most certainly fulfill. It is crucial that I end the current perspective I have of my life, where I always feel like I’m waiting around for promises to be fulfilled. This is entirely not true, although it’s hard to see that when I’m wallowing in self-pity! He has given me so much in this present moment, and even though they aren’t in answer to my biggest prayers, so to say … they are so much more than what I could ever ask or hope for.

Thank you so much for reading! ❤ It helps me to write posts like this, because sharing how He is at work in my life is the main reason I am blogging this year. 🙂 I desire for there to be purpose behind every post I share, and the takeaway from this post is this:

He will always be there to lead us through the highest and lowest points of our existence.

I hope that you have a beautiful day! You are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤

— Maggie

27 replies on “Thankful For His Guidance”

Amen. Yes he will. It has taken me a long time to realize that, but he has always been there even when I didn’t think he was. Even in all my doubt he was still there. I love him just as much now as I did yesterday. Thanks for sharing what you learned. It has helped me so much. You’re in my thoughts and prayers as well.

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I am so happy to read all of this!! 🙂 When I saw you mentioned your post yesterday, and I wasn’t able to read a lot of posts yesterday, I knew I needed to read that post first. I talked about how these times can be some of the most powerful, and I’m so happy that you were strengthened and felt God’s love in all of this.

Girl, yes! I sometimes get inspirations on lessons God gives me, and if I don’t make a note of it, I often do forget it. It’s sad because they are some of the most powerful thoughts God

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❤ Yes, they definitely can be the most powerful, and they have been in my life! It was hard, but I knew He was there, and that was my solid reassurance.

I wish that weren't so – it would be so much easier for me if I could remember off the top of my head what He's teaching me, haha! ❤ It helps to write it down 🙂

Thank you for your encouragement, girlie ❤

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I’m glad that you are feeling better! 🙂 I read your post last night with the intention of commenting today and saw that you had posted again. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us! ❤

What you said about the dark times reminds me of the second stanza of a hymn called My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less. I was introduced to it in Evidence Not Seen (written by Darlene Deibler Rose, I’m writing a review for it currently). It goes like this:

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
in every high and stormy gale
my anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, His covenant, His blood
support me in the ‘whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in Him be found,
dressed in His righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

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Thanks for the honesty in the post, Maggie. Like you, I enjoy writing down scriptures or phrases Jesus used throughout His earthly ministry.

I didn’t start this until this year wuth my new journal. I do think it’s a great way to keep all if the notes and thoughts in one place. Do you know where your dad got the journal?

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Right now. As I am going through the New Testament as a part of my church’s bible challenge; I am learning a lot from Jesus’s interactions with His disciples, through parables, and with the Pharisees.

It shows a lot of what we as Christians and human beings do or do not do but should do if that makes sense.

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