Sometimes we go through days, weeks, or even months when we just feel like life is so hopeless; it seems like we just drag through the days. Then, when you just feel like sitting down and crying, saying that it’s just too hard to keep going, that’s the moment that God just fills you with such a peace that you want to cry for joy.

Working two jobs and going to school full-time has kept me so worn out and I felt like I was just constantly running with nothing to show for it. I was feeling lonely and couldn’t understand why God wanted me to wait to meet the right man, get married, and start a family; that’s what I want with all my heart and sometimes it seems like it will never happen.

Then, tonight, as I was doing dishes and helping fix lunch for after church tomorrow, I turned uplifting music on my laptop and the songs just touched me and left me feeling so encouraged. I don’t know what God has planned for my life and I don’t always understand His timing, but I choose to trust Him. He has been so good to me and blessed me in so many ways that I can’t even begin to describe… He saw my potential and told me I was beautiful and loved even when I felt worthless, unloved, and ugly. Never let anyone tell you that you are not good enough; God made you beautiful… He made you in His image! You are a child of the King! There is joy in the Lord if we just stand strong and wait on Him! There is hope even when it seems hopeless; my hope is in the Lord for I know He is faithful and just and He will never leave me.

It seems so strange that my encouragement, that my peace and joy, would come to me while doing dished and cooking, but God’s timing was perfect; He knew that I needed encouraged tonight. And I encourage each of you to not give up: you are held by the Creator of the universe and you are LOVED!!! 

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13 (KJV)


Selena Rynay


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