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Spotlight: God has always ‘got my back’ and yours too

Posted: Thursday, Jan 17th, 2013

My younger sisters and my own kids just love the saying, “I got your back.”

There is even a long standing inside-joke in my family, when someone needs help we all tell them that we got their back except in the garage (which isn’t true of course). It is simply a funny way for us to say that even when life is dark and scary like in our old garage we will still be there for each other.

My entire life I’ve believed that just like my family has “got my back,” so does God. Even when things were at their worst and I just couldn’t understand how God could let that happen to me, something happened to open my eyes to God’s glory. He always came through for me, sometimes in the fourth quarter with only seconds remaining.

It’s all those memories of God’s blessings that pull me through the tough times in life. It’s amazing experiencing those moments, when everything comes together in perfect synchronicity to work things out for my good. Even more amazing is when others close to me get to see it and they know without any doubt that it was God.

A few friends of mine have gotten some bad news recently. My response to them was, “don’t worry, if God is closing this window it’s only because there is a better door that will open up for you in your future.”

I also had a similar comment said to me recently. An old friend saw me really happy and said, “it’s been a long time coming, but look how good God is!” When that blessing arrives you can look back and say that it was worth the wait.

For those of you who are in the waiting process right now, I pray God gives you strength, and I encourage you to remember all your past blessings.

Let go of the negativity, stop thinking about all that could go wrong or has gone wrong. Instead, focus on what has gone right, what God has done for you all your life, and thank him ahead of time for that big door opening up in your future. That open door of possibilities might be closer than you think.

In the bible in Hebrews 11:1 it says, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not yet see.”

Anticipating that God will work on your behalf and being sure that no matter what God’s got your back, is having FAITH.

Luke 12:28 talks about how beautifully God clothed the flowers in the fields, most of whom are never even seen. If God cares so much about the wildflowers, why can’t you have faith that he will also take care of you, whom he loves.

All we have to do is have a little faith that God loves us as much as the flowers, and believe that God’s got our back.

Tori Vigil is an author, inspirational speaker, and reporter. She can be reached at torivigil@yahoo.com.

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