Sometimes God uses the things we acknowledge to tell us what we need to hear.
This past Wednesday, I went to the Wesley Foundation at UGA by myself. It was the first time I had been to this worship service by myself. However, when the worship team started the service with one of my favorite worship songs,Head to the Heart by United Pursuit.
I knew it was going to be a big night for me.
After the message, on 1 Peter, we went back into worship. During the song, Good, Good, Father , I felt God whisper exactly what I needed to hear.
“Mary Hannah, I am working all things together for your good.”
It was crazy, but at the same time, I felt at peace about everything that I have been confused about. College, moving, relationships, my future, other life stuff. In the last year, I have felt so close to God, but I never thought He knew me. As if, he knew my face, but not my name. When that happened. Tears came. He knows my name! The God who created the seas, put the stars in the sky, knows me! That moment is mind blowing. He knows my name. He is standing in the gap for me. He is splitting my seas, so I walk right through them. When God speaks, mountains move.
The second part of the message, He was making me a promise. A promise out of a verse, I had heard for years, but never really studied the meaning behind it.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.” (NIV)
Every experience, every tragedy, every moment of everyday, is working for my good, for my future. He knows what college I’ll go to, He knows what relationship are good for me. He knows what the future holds for me. God already knows what the next right thing is for me. Enough about me.
God can speak to you too, you just need to quiet your spirit and listen. He knows you. He knows everything about you, but loves you anyway! The promise of Romans 8:28 is for you too. He is working all things together for your good. God has a plan for you, a plan to give you hope and a future.