Answer to prayer via Facebook?! Man, He has continued to answer in unexpected ways…
So since my last post that was a disorganized, emotional mess (click to read it here!), I’ve been praying just to have something to comfort me. Telling people my problems can only do so much. Yes it’s relieving to rant and to hear what they have to say, but they won’t be able to understand everything. It was amazing though to see how many people made themselves available to me, and just shows how wonderfully blessed I am. Just sayin’. Even with them there, I needed an everlasting peace and comfort in my heart…
I was on Facebook as usual while doing homework, and a sister posted a song. I usually don’t listen to the songs immediately, but this time I did. That was no coincidence. The lyrics were amazingly perfect. Here, take a listen first.
What I wrote in my last post: I’m overwhelmed with feelings or I feel drained of feelings…It just seems like everything’s falling apart. However, I know He’s holding my world in His hands.
Lyrics of this song that are a DIRECT ANSWER to what I wrote, not necessarily the words I used to pray…God knows what I’m going through better than I even know:
To the one who’s dreams are falling all apart/ And all you’re left with is a tired and broken heart [...] You will be safe in His arms/ ’Cause the hands that hold the world are holding your heart/ This is the promise He made/ He will be with you always/ When everything is falling apart/ You will be safe in His arms [...] These are the arms that were nailed to a cross to break our chains and set us free
Friends, I don’t know how it can be more obvious how God answers and meets us in the hardest times. I know that it’s different from experiencing it yourself, but He is real. I just want to thank Him for continuing to be my comfort. I will try to remember these words throughout all hardships, and to thank Him for them. He makes me stronger, and He holds me so tight in His arms that I have just enough room to breathe. He’ll never let me go.
Thank You for forgiveness, for understanding, for peace. You knew my heart was tired, and You healed it. You amaze me and enamor me. Please continue to help me understand the enormity of Your love, even though I know it’s impossible. Thank You for protection in Your warm arms. You understand me better than I know myself, and I could not survive without You. I know You will make everything work out, and I thank You for that promise. AMEN.
—–answer to the end of my last post that said “God, rescue me”——
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me, I will protect those who trust in My name.” -Psalm 91:14 (NLT)