“For the mountains may move
and the hills disappear,
but even then my faithful love for you will remain.
My covenant of blessing will never be broken,”
says the Lord, who has mercy on you. Isaiah 54:10 NLT
Sometimes, our foundation is shaken. All the things that seemed reliable and strong suddenly give in and the rug is pulled out under our feet. In such times, the enemy is likely to attack us even stronger. However, God’s blessing will always cover us, no matter how much we have lost!
In case you doubt that, please let me show you God’s Unfailing Faithfulness.
So far, what I wrote might sound like empty encouraging phrases, but I actually know what I’m talking about. Just a little over a month ago, my whole future plans collapsed and I was left with almost nothing. All that remained was God and He proved himself trustworthy in so many ways! This, He will do for each of his children and by giving you my testimony, I want to encourage you to not lose heart when your ground is shaken.
God’s Blessing Before The Earthquake
Although I grew up in an environment where no one really believed in God, the Lord made a way for me to get saved. I didn’t know a single newborn Christian (or that there was such a thing), but that didn’t stop God,
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV
God’s blessing in my life first manifested itself in a long-distance relationship with a Christian from America. I didn’t know about his faith in the beginning and God used that to slowly draw me closer to himself until I gave my life to Jesus.
If you want to know more about my journey to salvation or wonder How Do I Find God?, feel free to read my testimony there.
When I started my walk with Christ, I was already engaged. Hence, my plan was to finish my studies and then move to America to marry. We started the visa process in January 2019 and I brought more and more stuff with me when I visited him. It all seemed to work out perfectly because God had told me not to pursue my IT career and the new beginning in America gave me the chance to do just that. I at least thought so…
The Mountains Started Crumbling
The first clear signs that the life I had planned was not God’s will were conversations with people from the church where I got saved. They reminded me of my rebirth in the Holy Spirit, namely
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB
With that, they told me that an engagement doesn’t equal a marriage bond and that us marrying might not be God’s will. It was a shock for me, because I didn’t want to break his heart. I somehow felt responsible for him…
Nevertheless, I had previously thought about breaking up, too. We’re both Christians, but my faith is much more charismatic than his which made me feel restricted. Still, I didn’t feel able to leave him and God didn’t force me to. However, although I resisted His will, I knew that God’s blessing was still on me because
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 NIV
In my case the voice reached me through several independent conversations through which I realized that I was on the wrong way. God didn’t stop nudging me until I couldn’t bear it anymore.
It happened on the day after my homegroup in Germany experienced God’s blessing through many prophecies. My fiancé didn’t share my joy at all and downplayed the whole thing. That was just too much for me and I felt such a strong resistance in my heart that I simply wasn’t able to bind myself to him anymore. I should add that this was less than a month before my visa interview which would have been the last step before moving.
Overwhelmed and unable to think straight, I fasted, prayed and started meditating on some bible verses. Then, out of nowhere, the following quote from Jesus appeared in my mind:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV
After that, I realized that ever since I became a Christian, I didn’t have peace. That left me with only one way out: ending the relationship. I still didn’t know how, but God’s blessing of his people also provides us with the Holy Spirit. He guided me through it and before I fully realized what was going on, it was all over.
God’s Blessing After Everything Was Gone
There truly wasn’t much left after that… I had already finished my studies and didn’t know what to do now. And since I had planned to move for over a year, my mind was still set to “I will leave soon” which made it very hard for me to find rest. I further had to fight doubts and the temptation to do what I think is best rather than waiting for God. This sudden breakup had just taken all of my plans and preparations and thrown them into the fire. With that I experienced the truth of the saying,
The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 ESV
And if God doesn’t establish your steps, you won’t carry out your plans. Thanks to the Lord, I remembered Why It Is Important To Trust God and the blessing which He had placed upon me carried me through my struggles.
Now that I had some time to recall everything, I am so thankful for this earthquake! It didn’t just free me from an unhealthy relationship, it also brought me closer to God. And on top of that, I am now able to go to a discipleship training which I thought I would never be able to do! Moreover, God has also provided me with a short-term contract through which I can collect enough money for that training. And this contract ends perfectly so that I still have enough time to prepare and get ready afterwards. This I call perfect provision!
God’s Blessing In Your Life
If you’re a child of God, you don’t have to fear eathquakes, no matter how strong they are. Instead,
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NASB
And for all who don’t belong to God yet, this might be the shaking you needed to reach out to him. Either way, I pray that my testimony encouraged you to trust in God even if all your plans crumble. Jesus won’t ever leave you because his covenant of blessing lasts forever and He will lift you up in due time!
To all who doubt that, I’d like to show how God’s Provision Is Displayed Through Flowers.
If you’re currently within an earthquake, please know that you can throw all of your cares at God and He will lift them from your chest! You can also Contact Me if you need someone to pray for or listen to you. Now,
‘May the Lord bless you
and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26 NLT