THE LORD IS MY ROCK

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When I think about all that I have been through,
All the pain, all the heartache, and all the suffering,
Nights of tear soaked pillows,
All the mistakes I have made,
And will make,
Feeling like a failure
In everything,
Never quite measuring up,
Defeat etched into my mind,
Self worth all but diminished,
Feeling abandoned,
Unloved,

I am comforted by the assurance that through it all God was there.

Even now
I have immense battles that I am desperately trying to conquer,
Enormous struggles that no one knows about,
Trying hard not to be what everyone else wants me to be,
But to just be me.
Longing for the wisdom
And strength to make wise decisions,
Reaching, but never quite grasping, what I was created to be.
Wanting desperately to be freed from the toxic
relationships that bind me.

Through it all, Even Still, God is there, Seeing my through.

Though my life isn’t what I had hoped it would be,
I have never given up.
I will never give up.
Taking each day as a lesson,
Watching, waiting, trusting, seeking and learning all that God is teaching me along this journey..
Holding nothing back and laying it all at His feet..
Letting go,
Allowing Him to teach me,
To lead me,
To guide me,
Filling me with His wisdom,
His strength,
His courage,
Helping me to face each day anew.
Loving me as His precious child,
Renewing my mind, soul and spirit with His Truth,
Instilling in me a new found confidence to rise above the challenges and the struggles,
To claim victory over my life.

He has given me the life-giving keys that I need
to free me from the things that keep me bound.
The keys are hidden in His Word (the Bible) empowered by prayer,
and completed by the work of His Holy Spirit living in me,
Giving me a newfound freedom
and a hope so that I may share it with others,
Not only so that I may find my own way,
but in the hopes that others might find theirs.
He has called me out of the darkness
To be a bright and shining light for and to others.

I find peace and rest in knowing that through it all He was there,
Is there still,
In the midst of it all.
My rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God,
my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the
horn of my salvation, and my high tower (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:2‬ )..
My ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1)..
He fights for me continuously,

Never once have I ever been alone.
Even at times when I felt alone
He was there,
Comforting me with His love and presence.

He is here, Even Now,
Speaking to my heart.
When I silently listen,
In stillness I hear,
He says softly that I am worthy,
I am loved,
I am cherished,
I am valued,
I am forgiven,
I am redeemed,
And I am His.
And He is mine.

God has promised that He will never leave or forsake His children.

Knowing the Omnipresence of God, He is everywhere
and He comes to us wherever and whenever we call on Him.

“I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God:
incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.”
~ ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭17:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Words can’t adequately express just how eternally
grateful I am for His love, mercy and grace.

Thank you, Lord, for loving me so,
And for making me your child.
I choose to walk the rest of my days in Your truth,
Knowing that, through it all,
You are there
Walking beside me.

Your beloved daughter.

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I wrote this several years ago and although my relationship with the Lord has deepened to a greater degree, this still holds true today.

Through it all, Even Still, God is there, Seeing my through.

God Bless you,

Tina ~

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THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR PAIN

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There is a purpose for your pain…
Yes… no truer words ever spoken!

For much of my life I have experienced enormous suffering and pain. And I know I’m not alone in that. Many of us wear our scars like a badge of shame. And no matter how much we try we simply cannot not find that healing we all long for.

But.. for me there has been one constant truth during all my suffering. And that is that God loves me. That was as true yesterday as it still is today. He doesn’t see me with eyes of shame. When He looks at me He sees me. The beautiful person He fearfully and wonderfully created. He looks at me with love, compassion, mercy and grace.

What I have come to realize during my life journey is that during all the immense pain and heartache… He has been preparing me.
All this time .. He has been..
Leading me.
Guiding me.
Strengthening me.
Filling me with His wisdom.
Giving me a spirit of discernment.
Instructing me and teaching me how to live in obedience to His Word.
Renewing my mind, soul and spirit with His Truth.
Instilling in me a new found confidence that can only be found in Him, so that I am able to rise above the challenges and the struggles that I face.
Freeing me from all guilt and shame.
And showing me how to claim victory over my life.

And most importantly…
Just simply loving me as His beloved daughter.

For I know my struggles aren’t without a purpose.
God has a perfect plan for my life and for yours.

We need to learn how to recognize that through all the pain and suffering, there are lessons to be learned. And that often times, God is trying to teach us something within ourselves.

Remember to always stay true to your faith. Keep God and His Word close to your heart. Lean on Him for His strength and guidance. He will never fail you.

Learn from the storms in your life and decide to allow it to make you stronger, better and all the more wiser, not bitter for having to go through it. And in time you will realize…

There truly was a purpose for your pain…

God Bless You!

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💦💜💦

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