To The Girl Who Forgot The Lord's Promises
You know the saying “when it rains, it pours”? Well, this was a saying that I have heard many many times but never understood it until these past two months. I remember waking up one day and everything and anything that could have gone wrong went wrong for weeks.
It started off with excruciating heartbreak, both my roommates’ dog dying, my dog dying, almost failing a class, and to top it all off a tree crashing into my car.
This was the moment I knew that I needed to just have time with the Lord and let out my frustration. During the middle of finals week, I remember getting in my car turning on worship music and screaming to the Lord about all the heartbreak that I had just been through. I just remember hearing nothing… absolutely nothing from the Lord. So I pulled my car over and just started to weep. After what felt like hours, I heard the Lord say to me, “KG, you’re so unique and so loved. Remember what I have promised you!”
I was mad when I first heard this because I didn’t even remember what the Lord had promised me and I didn’t really want to know at that moment. But I got home and asked the Lord again His thoughts about me. He told me:
KG, you are “Pure grace, worthy, free beyond belief, known, accepted, loved more than you could ever imagine, and covered in grace and forgiveness”
I started to realize that through all that had happen in these past two months, I was allowing the promises that the Lord had spoken over me, be overlooked by the fear and hurt I was experiencing.
I was so shocked by the amount of heartbreak that I had encountered in such a short amount of time that I was allowing the enemy to feed me lies that I believed. Hearing the promises and truth that the Lord spoke over me allowed me to work through heartbreak and not run away from it. It allowed me to face the hurt and fear in a way that I was able to see nothing but the faithfulness of the Lord through it all.
In Psalm 111:10 it says, “The FEAR of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”.
Fear makes us face ourselves and reveals our neediness.
In 2 Kings 20:5 it says, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; indeed, I will heal you”.
When we start to tell the truth about our hurt, God and others can help us heal and come alongside us.
When we allow the Lord to come into difficult times of heartbreak, He challenges us to be DIFFERENT and run into the storm and face the difficulty of it all rather than to run away and not deal with it at all. We are able to heal when we face pain and not run away from it.
I encountered so much joy and forgiveness by allowing the Lord to run with me into the storm and face what I never had wanted to face. I was never alone in this process; the army of spiritual women that came alongside me will be friendships that I cherish for the rest of my life!
Allow the Lord to take you through the storm! Don’t let the enemy trick you into thinking that running away from heartbreak will let you heal. Acknowledge your pain and watch as Jesus completely sets you free!
Kathryn // @theycallme_kg
Hey there! My name is Kathryn Grace Faulk, but everyone calls me KG! I’m from Atlanta, GA but I attend the AMAZING Auburn University! I absolutely love my family and being around people! Jesus has given me the most incredible community at Auburn, and I have just seen His faithfulness through providing me incredible friendships. I love taking pictures and have recently been into photography for about two years now! Coffee dates are absolutely my favorite, and you can most likely always catch me at a coffee shop with friends. Beyond grateful to partner with Delight and share the journey that the Lord has taken me on!