I am no longer the things of my past...I am the daughter of the Great I AM.

Exodus 3:14
And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
2 Corithians 6:18
I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Silver Lining of Victory

I received a phone call of encouragement this morning. During the conversation, she reminded me of an event that I didn't even know she knew about. I want to share that with you.

Several years ago, I was in the midst of the consequences of my poor decisions. I was a newly wed, and therefore the consequences were not only affecting me, they were affecting my husband. I think this may have been the first time that truly understood that my actions and consequences were not limited to me alone.

One morning, after several weeks (maybe months) of wallowing in self-pity and despair, Jason and I were driving to work, and I noticed the clouds. They were large, fluffy, white, and beautiful. As I gazed over all the clouds, my eyes stopped on one. This was the most beautiful cloud in the sky, and it was surrounded by a silver lining.

I knew and received immediately the promise God was showing me in that cloud. He was telling me that all was going to be okay. He was telling me that I was victorious. I still had consequences to live, but I knew that God had not given up on me. I knew that God has plans for me.

Jason and I both walked away from that event in our lives stronger, closer to each other, and closer to God. We are living victorious!

No matter what circumstance you are going through, whether caused by you or other events, God has a plan for you. Trust Him, and through Him you are Victorious!


  1. How true! And the cool thing is, that once you've had a "silver lining" moment, the memory and the truth of it is always with you. While it's painful to deal with consequences, we're left with the knowledge that not only does God bring us through, but we're left with a tangible experience with His faithfulness. Great post!

  2. Thank you for this reminder little sister! A msg for us all at one time in our lives. (Overcoming our mistakes) I have been looking at someone else in my life, if back 40 years ago others could have seen the promise in his life they would have been less judgemental about his youth. Something for us to consider as well and to base our faith and hopes on the Lord and not each other especially when we are young. We never know what God has in store not only for us but others in later years.

  3. Thanks sweetie! I especially needed this boost today. If only I could find a way to pump that silver lining into my veins, so I could feel better. Having the flu really bites.