“It’s only Friday but Sunday’s coming!”
I got this line from Ptr. Paolo when he was talking about HOPE. I know I’ve been hearing this a lot of times that the God I am serving is a God of HOPE and a GOD of restoration. At times I know I just need to be reminded of this so I would be refreshed and encouraged to continue on being hopeful in God. Lately I have been on a roller coaster of sorts. It has been an interesting ride. I am so grateful that God has allowed things to happen in my life and has been teaching me lessons that has brought me this far. I have been a single mom for three years now, and I have been waiting for God to answer my prayers. For such a long time, God has been sustaining me, giving me breakthroughs, making me whole, giving me the security that I need, bringing me closer to Him and leading me to where I should go. The other day, I got to read some messages from friends & I was reminded of what happened to me & my son back then. I couldn’t imagine how wrecked my life was, how hopeless I was, how broken I was with the situation that I am in. For years I have been trying to manipulate the situation just to bring back what I had…but I failed. But God is just so good that he has matured me and has quieted me with his unfailing love. All he wanted was just for me to learn to trust Him fully and not go ahead of Him. He brought people into my life–People who encouraged me, mentored me, corrected me and loved me. God has allowed me to go through circumstances that had taught me to be humble before him, to be submissive and just to grow into a woman after his own heart. I have come to understand why I have to go through such things. He has a great purpose and a great plan for my life and my son’s life.
The more I understand, the more I get excited. The more I seek God, the more he reveals himself to me. And no matter how impossible things are right now, I get more excited because I just can’t wait what God will do and how he will pull me out of this situation. And with all the painful stuff that I’ve been through, he will turn them into something beautiful in time. “He will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning and praise instead of despair.”-(Isaiah 61:3). God has been telling me to just put my hope in him, keep a quiet spirit and just keep going because the battle isn’t mine, it’s his. And he said in Chronicles 20:17 “…stand still and watch the Lord’s victory”… so I am just going to stand still and watch him move. Although it’s true, the battle’s not done yet… I am still waiting for that great breakthrough and it’s okay…. I will still be hopeful, it’s only Friday… Sunday’s coming soon!
It was on a Friday when Mary’s crying her eyes out, seeing Jesus mocked and beaten… It’s Friday when the Roman soldiers scourged our Lord, tearing his flesh… they pressed the crown of thorns down to his brow. It was Friday when Jesus was hanging on the cross, bloody and dying and people were weeping while Hell’s partying…the devil’s smiling… BUT that was just Friday. What they didn’t know was that it was only Friday and that Sunday’s coming!
What’s on a Sunday?
It was on a Sunday when Jesus defeated death, he rose from the dead. And that same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead will also raise the deadest part of your life (emotions, relationships..what have you). God is able to resurrect whatever dead there is in my life (and in your life too). He is able to restore what has been destroyed for years no matter how impossible it may be in reality. What God has done in the past, He is able to do today and in our future. Yes, I am going through something today… and that’s only Friday BUT Sunday’s coming!!!
I have been praying and believing for a restoration of a broken relationship and I am still waiting for it to happen… but hey, it’s only Friday… Sunday’s coming!
I have been praying for a lot of things in my life and I have been going through a lot.. but it’s okay, it’s only Friday and I know that Sunday’s coming!
I know I’m not the only person in this world going through our different “Fridays”… whatever Friday you may have, I hope that you will keep going… I hope that this encourages you and keeps you hopeful that God has promised victory for you. In fact, he already did it when he died on the cross for all of us.
God is always in FULL control.