Pulling my Faith Together: There is no one Coming

In the months of my divorce process, my sister told me about an entrepreneurial conference she attended where the speaker said, "There is no one coming. No Superman or man on a white horse to rescue you.  It's just you. Get up."  As divorced women, we agreed with that statement. The ability to get up on your own after being knocked down emotionally is not easy.  The ability to stand in your faith when life tries to take your foundation, well...there are no words.

My divorce was painful. I felt rejected. Alone. There was no coming. I felt there was a statement being placed over my life: Services No Longer Rendered. You're no longer needed or wanted, you're being replaced.    Divorce sent me to a dark valley,  where all paths lead to the past. I sat down and over-analyzed everything I ever said and did.  I cried. I prayed.

In Psalm, David has fled from Saul into a cave:
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
I cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me.
(Psalm 57: 1-2, NKJV)

The statement I felt being placed over my life, was nothing like David's faithful prayer.
David believed while in despair. A king tried to kill him and yet, he has no doubt his God was bigger than his circumstances.  David managed to keep his eye on his purpose, his soul secure in God.

Me. Well...I began pulling myself together. The scripture activated my faith.  I realized it was dark in my valley because my eyes were shut.  When I opened my eyes, I saw all the blessings around me: a home, faithful children, friends, and family.  God provided a job with flexibility, bills were paid and we made several trips to Florida before my Dad passed away.

The speaker was right, there is no coming, because someone already came. Jesus. He is our rescue.  To simply believe, our lives are redeemed.

Toni Lampley

Hi! I'm Toni. A lover of all things meaningful: faith, family, friends surrounded by food, travel and adventures. Mom to three and a writer. A designer, not only on canvases, for houses, or projects, but also I help design lives.