Faithfulness Is Like The Clouds

Faithfulness Is Like The Clouds

God's faithfulness in our lives reaches higher than the clouds - that's pretty far.

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Psalms 36:5 "Your love Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies."

As I look out of the window in the airplane, I see the sun covering everything in its sight. And as I watch the sun cover the earth, I can feel the peace of God being to settle into my heart. We lift off the ground and I know His faithfulness travels with me wherever I go.

Something that I've learned in 2018 is that Gods' plan for my life is never late. He didn't messily throw my life together in 5 minutes, nor was He unwavering in the details of my life. He very cautiously knit together every moment of my life, even when I didn't understand why He chose to do what He did.

Over the past five months, I have been more aware of Gods faithfulness in my life than I have been in a very long time.

To make this story short, I did not grow up surrounded by extended family like most people I know. And while God has still been so good to me in my years growing up, I still had the small void in my heart that yearned for something more. Something that I had prayed to God in secret many times, but never intended to do anything about it.

This past summer I watched as God took that very desire of my heart and beautifully unravel them before my eyes in a plan that has been so intricately put together for years, but He chose to reveal it to me now. I watched as He taught me how to trust Him with everything in me, not just bits and pieces of me. I watched God reintroduce me into what it means to be proud of my culture and ethnicity in new and fresh ways. The dry and barren place of my heart that I felt could never see these promises that God had for me were beginning to come to life.

He gave me joy. Joy in people and in places that I lived 20 years without, but God knew one day He would surround me with. As I sat in the midst of conversations and togetherness, I was reminded that this was the very thing that I had prayed to God for so many years.

Our prayers are not insignificant to God. He holds every single one of them close.

So many times in my life I have asked God to just help me to understand what He's doing in my life. To just tell me why He's doing the things that He's doing. And so many more times after that, I have God remind me that maybe I'm not supposed to understand. Maybe I'm supposed to just let everything in me fall at His feet the same way that Mary did with Jesus. Maybe I'm supposed to constantly trust Him with every second of my life, even when I don't know the next step.

God never stops teaching me about His faithfulness, and I hope he never does stop. I hope in 2019 He brings me to places of growing more in what it means to invest in relationships, to speak into other lives about His goodness in mine. One significant thing that I learned recently is that Gods promises for our lives are never meant to run out. Just like His faithfulness in our lives are never meant to only happen for a few months. It is never ending and always secure. In Hebrews 10:23, It says "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."

..."For He who promised is faithful"

What a beautiful truth to know and to carry with us into this new year.

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To The Nursing Student That Failed, Don't Quit Now

A letter from a Nursing Student that overcame the anxiety of failing a class.

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You failed a class.

The first class you have ever failed.

It's a hard pill to swallow. Even harder to talk about.

You worked so hard to get this far, and you failed. Your whole life, you've dreamed of being a nurse, and it's all put to a stop now. Where do you go? What do you do? What will people think of me?

You run to the arms of Jesus because you have not failed in His eyes. You find comfort him Him because He knew this was going to happen before you were even thought of. It's part of His plan for you, for your life. He has you right in the palm of His hand carrying you every step of the way. Your grades don't define you. That number is just a number. It doesn't show the countless nights you stayed up studying, researching, crying, but also refusing to give up.

Just because you failed, doesn't mean you won't ever be a nurse.

Everyone has a journey and a story, this story is yours. So, stop worrying about what your classmates will think of you, and lift your head up. You are a child of God, who knows all and sees all. And even better than that, he understands you. He understands your fears, the anxiety nursing school created, the uncertainty you have. And He loves you right there in the middle of the hopelessness.

"I failed."

You get a spark of hope and for a few minutes you forget that you failed, and see the success ahead. But, the devil creeps back in, "You failed, remember? You will never make it." It's a constant battle back and forth. The past is the past, and there's nothing you can do to change it. Learn from your mistakes and let that fuel your future.

Don't go to God with your agenda, because He will politely wreck your world.

As humans, we like to think we have a sense of control over our lives. When the reality is, that's a lie. And the hardest thing for us to do is trust. But that's where our faith comes into play. You cannot see God, or hear Him but you know He's there. You have to know that He has a plan. And trust me, His plan will be greater than you ever thought it could be. It's not easy, another constant battle. But He has won every battle already, on the cross.

Anxiety.

A word that I've grown very comfortable with over the last 6 months. It's more than just being nervous. It's the panic attacks that you can't control, constantly being on edge, constantly feeling like you aren't doing enough. Fall into the arms of the Creator of the heavens. He is the ultimate giver of peace, He has a plan for you. Ask Him to reveal to you His plan and His way for your life.

Sincerely,

A Child of God Striving to be the Best Nurse Possible

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10 Things You Can Give Up For Lent 2019 If You're A College Student

Lent is nearing, but what should you give up?

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Lent is just around the corner, March 6th! If you are anything like me, you spend a lot of time searching for what you should give up. I often spend days searching for lists and through social media. But this year, I decided to get a head start on some ideas that are not the traditional people give up such as chocolate or caffeine. There is a ton of options of things college students can give up.

1. Netflix 

Or binge watching in general if you use another platform.

2. Starbucks

What happens if you saved the money and donated to something like World Vision?

3. Social Media

Personally, I gave up social media my first Lent. It was one of the best experiences that fostered a huge amount of spiritual growth! I devoted the time I spent on social media to time with God. It was a perfect time to grow closer to God.

4. Eating Out 

This one can be difficult if your social life often involves food but it is doable.

5. Video Games

If you are gamer this can be a huge thing to give up. But even if you are not a pro gamer, if you devout a lot of time to playing with apps on your phone it could still work.

6. Not purshasing _____

This could be new clothes, makeup or anything that you often purchase.

7. Sarcasm 

Sarcasm is often the language of college students, but what would happen if you changed your language for the weeks of Lent?

8. Junk Food

College students typically live off of Ramen, vending machines and cheap junk food.

9. Sleeping In Late

Similar to social media, you could devote that time being in fellowship with God.

10. Your favorite beauty product or routine

This is one that is very outwardly apparent to others. It not only would free up time to spend with God in the morning, but possibly open up discussions about why you are giving something up.

No matter what you give up, if you spend the time focusing on God and working on your spiritual growth it will be a good season for your Christian life. Good luck!

Bryanna
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