Hey Love, 


“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”” 

‭‭Luke 1:45 NIV‬‬ 


Over the weekend I had an in-depth conversation with a close friend and one of the things we talked about was the journey of our friendship. My friend and I had a near fallout last year. I wrote about the experience in my journal, prayed about it, and sincerely gave it over to the Lord. That experience was very hurtful to me; in the midst of it I prayed and encouraged myself to be still and trust God. Over a year later, I read that raw journal entry to my friend. We talked about it and how we perceived that experience differently. More than anything, she and I belly laughed about the whole thing. What a blessing. What was once pain turned to joy. During our talk I kept thinking of Luke 1:45, a scripture I typically associate with achieving a goal, not mourning into laughter. But God did that.  


Blessed is she who has believed… 

What are you believing God for today? In my younger days I would've just answered with tangible things: passing the test, getting a car, money. Things we all need and should pray about. As I mature, I'm believing God for things unimagined in my previous years. Like healing of a relationship.  


The Lord will fulfill his promises to her 

What promises has the Lord made to you? He's promised me love, he's promised me joy, he's promised me peace. How do I know? We talk daily. In college, my friends and I used to joke about being seasonal Christians. During the school year it was easy to go to the campus church on the weekend for an hour.  That hour was pretty much the only time I gave to the Lord. During summer breaks I wasn't thinking about Jesus; when school would returned I'd feel so guilty for only talking to the Lord in times of need or at church. So, the Holy Spirit urged me to pray about that. That's what I did. I prayed to God for a sincere relationship with him. I continue to pray this prayer today. This is how I know his promises for me. Do I always get it right? Of course not. When things inevitable go wrong I know I am loved, I know I have joy, and I know I am at peace.  


Love, God's promises for you are yes and amen. I pray you walk this season that you're in knowing that he is for you. Wherever you are in life, pray about it. Believe it and He will fulfill it.