(Guest post from Abigail Hamilton)
God revealed Himself to me at a very vital time. It was right before my senior year, and my brother and I wanted to stay with Grammy and Papa Hazelwood before the school year started. Even though not blood related, this precious couple has greatly impacted my walk with God. While there at their house, I found myself in prayer one morning. I was pouring out all my fears to God. Just in the previous couple months, I had seen more individuals lose their grip on God. More movements losing their power. I was afraid. “Lord, what if…” The overwhelming fear that my family might lose out…or my denomination die off was being poured out before the only One Who could really understand. His response was clear and beautiful, “Abigail, whether or not people go down the tubes, whether or not any of this happens…I will be enough.”
And I learned that He was right. When I faced trials, He was enough. When I faced temptations, He was enough. When I went through dry times of confusion, He was still enough. He taught me (and is still teaching me) that He was, He is, and will always be enough.
I have read after people like Dan Baumann and heard people like Paul Stetler and have been amazed at the things that God has shown them. Compared to these giants, I feel so weak and inadequate. However, our God is the same God. This God continues to shine in the darkness.
Whatever the situation, you can trust Him, for He is enough!
He said I could trust Him when it is easy
I can trust Him when it is hard
He said I could trust when rejoicing
And when battle scarred
He said I could trust Him in the hope of day
I could trust in the darkness of night
I could trust Him when feeling refreshed
I could trust in the heat of the fight
He said I could trust Him when empty
I could trust Him when filled
I could trust Him when broken
I could trust Him when healed
He said I could trust Him in the unknown
I could trust Him in the mist
I could trust Him in my valleys
He said I could trust Him in all of this
Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
-Louisa M. R. Stead (1882)