From Heartbreak to Humility

What Do You Crave Most?

At Craving God Ministries our goal is to provide encouragement through truth in the word to ignite passion and relationship so that you can answer this question with the one thing that matters most, God.

This Sunday as we stood in church worshipping before the service, frustration grew within my heart as we sang these words:

Great is Your faithfulness
Great is Your faithfulness
I lift my eyes I won’t forget
How great Your faithfulness

The thing is, I KNOW God is faithful. But after a heartbreaking week, I couldn’t help but sulk in the thought that maybe his faithfulness just wasn’t for me. That word ME.
In short, I was having a pity party thinking about MY circumstances and MY plans. So often we plan our version of perfection and want God to bless it. Just bless it, not mess with it.

Then the message began — a message that stepped on my toes in the best way. (Don’t you love when God does that?!) It was a message on humility.

I realized in that moment I was living in a place of heartbreak, wondering why me, when in reality God wants us to live in a place of humility. I don’t know why God’s not answering my prayers right this moment, but I do know it’s not about me. God sees the beginning and the end and has a perfect plan. God is never late. God has purpose in this pain. And God works all for good.

Then our pastor said it…
sin = my way
salvation = God’s way

Ouch did that hurt! My inability to fully surrender my plans to God’s will is a sign of sin. In the car my husband lovingly reminded me that I’ve got my plans clinched in my fist, holding them close. When in reality I must open my palm to heaven and give it all to God.

The song finishes with the following verse:

There’ll be a season
For joy and weeping
In everything our God is faithful
His arms are open
I will come running
Now and always our God is faithful

While this may be a season of weeping, in EVERYTHING God is faithful. God’s plans and purpose are good, and I must trust that. Instead of asking why me, I will praise God and surrender saying, “use me.” His arms are open and I will come running. Better yet, I’ll kneel to the ground in humility, because as our pastor shared, you can’t fall from face-down. It’s from that lowly position that God will lift me up.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10

Are you experiencing a weeping season? Is there something you’re faithfully praying for? We want to pray for you. Please message us or comment below.

 From Heartbreak to Humility

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