10.10.2015

Being A Human


Being human can be pretty awful on occasion.  Let's just be real here.  How many times have you gone through something, made the wrong decision, totally screwed up and you're just like 'This human life thing sucks'...?

*everyone raises their hands*

Yeah, I thought so.  I've been there too.

But you know what?  I think being a human, and this whole life thing, is kind of supposed to be rough.  It's supposed to be difficult.  Because through our failures, through the tough ordeals and circumstances we face, we see how greatly we NEED a Savior.

And we have One.

We just need to remind our human brains to turn to Him for forgiveness, compassion, and strength in those times of need.  And not only then, but to also praise Him through the chaos.

"Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.  Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.  This also will be my salvation, for a godless man may not come before His presence."
- Job 13:15

Through our pain and trials and sufferings, God is at work.  He is never not in control.  He uses all things for our good and His glory.  That's a promise!  How often do we remind ourselves of this?  How often do you truly grasp it and believe it in our souls?

I recently stumbled upon this verse in 2 Chronicles (yeah, way back in the old testament... who ever quotes from that book?) while reading through a book by one of my favorite theologians.  The verse is 2 Chronicles 20:12 -

"O our God, will You not judge them?  For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You."

The last part of that verse struck me.  I literally blinked when I read it and was like 'Wait......WOOOW.'  Because many times, I don't know what to do.  I get myself in a nice tangle of sinful webs, I'm struggling to work my way out of my mess, but when I stop and realize that I can't make things happen, I say exactly what that verse does.  'God, I do not know what to do, but my eyes are on You.'  How many times does God tell us in His Word to BE STILL AND KNOW that He is God?  How often do we actually do that?

So yes, being a human can suck sometimes.  (Okay, a lot of the times.)  But when we come to terms with the absolute fact that we are powerless and have no clue what comes next because we did not write our own story, things can fall into place a lot more quickly.  When we surrender to God and say 'Okay, I screwed up.  I can't do this alone.  I don't know how to fix this. But my eyes are on You, LORD'...that is when He steps in and takes over.

And let me tell you - as a firsthand believer of and testimony in miracles - when you completely surrender to His will and direction, your life is gonna take some crazy amazing turns.  Hold on for a wild ride.

6 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite posts yet, Raquel. That verse in 2 Chronicles really hit home. I will definitely try to remember and cling to that truth for now on.

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    1. Praise God. Yes, isn't it amazing? Thanks for your comment, Nela.

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  2. Man, that's a good verse. So much truth in this!
    Great post, Raquel. :)

    Sarah
    imsarahanne.blogspot.com

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    1. Right? I love it.
      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  3. Thank you for this post, it's amazing! Something I feel right now but would not be able to put into words like you did.

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    1. You're welcome. Thank YOU. God is good. Glad He led you to this post. Thanks for your comment!

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