Hey everyone! Wow I can't believe it's been since December since I've written a blog post. I'm so sorry! Life has truly been up and down since the new year started and work has me incredibly busy, but I finally sat down to write to you all. Whew! My faith has been tested on another level lately so I figured this post would be great to catch you all up to speed at what's been going on. I bet your wondering, "Why did she name this "Sudden Impact"? Well that's because I had a sudden impact (car accident) two weeks ago that has tried to alter my life and is trying to get me off track. Here's what happened....
Two Mondays ago, I was leaving my sister's house and I was at a stop sign not far from her subdivision. One car thought he could turn on the street I was on before another oncoming car came, but he couldn't. The two cars collided in front of me and the car at fault flipped over and hit me. YALL! I WAS MINDING MY PRECIOUS BUSINESS. I was so terrified, I started screaming. I was able to put my car in park, get out immediately, call the police, my parents, my sister and brother-in-law. 10 minutes prior, I was just laughing it up with my family and then boom! The whole night shifted.
Before I complained though, I took a moment and thanked God. Getting out of my car and seeing no one was severely hurt was truly a blessing. It could've been much worse. It probably should've been a lot worse. It was in that moment I said, The blood of Jesus still works!" As I was waiting for the police and my family to arrive, the first song that came in my head was, "Great is your Love" by the Walls Group. The lyrics kept replaying in my mind.
"Great is your love for me. Great is your mercy. Great is your grace, always covering me. So undeserving, but you still look out for me. Great is your love, always covering me."
The words just kept repeating and repeating. I have no doubt in my mind that the Lord covered me and the other vehicles that night. We take for granted sometimes just getting in the car and driving off. Many people leave home and don't return. I am so thankful for God's unconditional love and grace for me. Since I was able to drive, my dad always taught me to pray over myself as soon as I get in the car and I've always done just that.
Now my faith is being tested as I type in regards to the accident. I can't put what all is happening because it's under investigation, but I'll just say this...it's not fair. My patience is running thin but I'm pressing on. The devil is trying to get me annoyed but I won't give that thing the satisfaction. I know the God I serve is a way maker, miracle worker and a promise keeper. I have faith that before Wednesday, this situation will turn around for me! Despite what some people may say, I know what my God says. I have decided to turn it over to Jesus and I know He will work it out!
"But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:13 NIV).
This week I encourage you all to keep your faith up! A lot of times when you're trying to do better with something, it's like the enemy will try to throw you off track. For example my #1 goal for this year is to become a better steward over my finances and build up my savings account and then this happened. But we serve a merciful God who orders our steps. All we have to do is simply trust Him. When I did start to worry, I had to remember that the same God who provided when I had nothing, is the same God that will provide again. In the name of Jesus, whatever you need God to do today just lay it at His feet and believe with your whole heart he has you in his arms. Don't waste your time worrying. He's got you!
I love you,