Even On The Darkest Days, God Is Still Awesome

It is 12 a.m. on this lovely night of spring break, which means as I lay down my head clouds with thoughts. I should probably be sleeping, but it is the perfect time to reflect on life, what do y’all think? This might go on a little tangent, so bear with me here.

I was just thinking about God and how awesome He is. Yes, I know I probably say that quite often, but I am serious. Our God is one awesome God. I cannot even stress enough how incredibly awesome He is.

“For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.” Psalm 47:2

It is incredibly easy to get caught up on the things that go wrong in our lives. We might be going through a storm in our life whether that be something as “big” as the death of a loved one to something as “small” (relatively speaking, I think everything is equally challenging) as struggling with school. Sometimes we are so wrapped up in the bad, that we forget to remember how great our God really is. We did nothing, absolutely nothing, to deserve God’s blessings, yet He loves us so much that He blesses our lives in great and unexpected ways.

We tend to forget about how awesome God is during those hard times. Through my twenty years of life on this earth, I have realized that there is always something to be thankful for, even on the darkest of days. You just have to be willing to look for that goodness.

“The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.” Psalm 145:9

Here is a little glimpse at some of the little things and moments that reminded me of how awesome God is tonight (just tonight, there are new things I think of every day because He is that awesome).

Tonight I got to spend some quality time with my two precious cousins and their sweet momma. I had to just sit there for a moment and thank God for giving me them. I do not thank God enough for putting them in my life. They have given me the purest love and joy I can experience on this Earth. I seriously did not know it was possible to love so much. Like the fact that I got chosen to be their RaRa, their sweet name for me,  amazes me. I am blessed beyond words. God is so awesome for blessing me with them.

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Lately, I have been feeling like I am not being the light that God wants me to be. I have been struggling with that. I want to glorify Him in everything I do, but sometimes it feels impossible, especially going to school at the University of Oklahoma away from my family and my childhood friends. I do not always understand where he places me, but I finally got some confirmation that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. That was a great reminder for me to constantly be showing God’s love wherever I am at because I never know how He is going to use me. It is usually when I least expect it.

“For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transfered us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of  sins.” Colossians 1:9-14

Finally, in a couple of days my sweet friend in heaven will turn twenty. This day hits me pretty hard. It is hard for me to comprehend how I got to turn twenty a couple weeks ago, but Unique is not here to turn twenty. I honestly just do not get it, but you know what? That is okay. We do not always have to understand what is going on. What I do know for sure is that Unique will be in heaven celebrating her special day with God. I am sure it will be a huge party filled with singing, purple decorations and lots of “Cheetah Girls” songs. I cannot wait for the day I get to see her radiant smile and give her a big hug again. That is why God is so awesome. He sent His son to the Earth to die on the cross for our sins, so we could have the chance to spend an eternity in heaven with Him. I get to see Unique again because of that. How awesome is God for loving us that much?

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Take some time today to remind yourself how awesome God is. I promise you that you can find something to thank God for.

 

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