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Being Humbled To My Knees | Life Update

I hate admitting the truth.

I hate being in a position in which I’ve encouraged others in.

But I know, God wants us to share these weaknesses with others.

So, here I am.

Here I am, struggling to trust God because to trust God is to put faith in action. (Which we MUST do as followers of Christ. To let go of our feeble control of worry and doubt.)

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I feel like as Christians, when people open up, a lot of us don’t really know what to say. So we give common scriptures, we toss a good word or two at their feet, and we move forward cause it’s not us in the situation. Maybe we check on them, cause we should, or maybe we don’t.

I know the intentions are probably not like that, but there are a multitude of mind games within my heart. I also know, I probably am not the only one who feels like that. To which, God uses these moments of doubt, not knowing, and struggle to show me times when people struggled around me. How did I answer them then? How can I answer them now?

Just last week, in which, I wrote Friday’s post first praying over all parts of our home. I had a sense of peace and comfort. Only then a couple days later to be taunted by darkness of having no control.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I want to give these struggles and fears to God. And I’ll show you, the reader, my weakness right now, so that you may witness the Lord’s strength.

There have been so many moments with God in which He HAS answered me, sometimes swiftly, sometimes with time. But He totally answered. These are the moments, I try to illustrate to my brothers and sisters struggling with faith. So right now, I’m going to remind myself of what God has done for me when I was uncertain, and when I could not see.

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1. When I was 13, there was Christian college I wanted to go to. But when I grew older, and looked at colleges, I had prayed multiples times for God to show me if He wanted me to go to that college. He answered me, and gave me complete certainty I was not to go.

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2. I prayed all of my senior year of high school for one friend to meet in college. One friend who wouldn’t walk over me. One person who wouldn’t use my emotions against me. Who wouldn’t always get angry at me, and blame me because they struggled with their problems. The first night I was at college, a girl came up to me, and we started talking. She’s been my best friend since. He provided that for me, and I was to find out she was next door beside my dorm.

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3. 2007 I applied to only one college because it was where I wanted to go. I gave it to God. I got accepted within two weeks of applying, being one of the first two students in my grade to being accepted. 

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4. 2012 I went through a depression, completely ashamed of myself. Failed most of my classes, couldn’t face my professors. Convinced most of them were ashamed of me, disappointed. Gave it to God, who opened my eyes to understanding I was ashamed of myself. The next month, I started summer online courses. And I had a low grade point average that needed to brought up. The night before my classes, I gave it to God. I told Him I would do my best. I passed all, except one class, with A’s, raising my GPA up to a decent status before fall semester. 

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4. End of 2012, I realized I had a to switch majors if I wanted to graduate college by May, 2013. Constantly breathing in and out deeply all the way to the administration building. When I met with an advisor, she had no idea I was trembling and afraid just moments before I met her. Though I was so close to completing my psychology major, she understood why I wanted to change. She instantly accepted the change, and next door was the head lady in charge of Liberal Studies, my major I was switching to. 

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5. After I got married and moved to Little Rock, with my husband, I had a bad church experience when I was trying to find a new church family. Afterward, I was left feeling bitter. While God taught me how to work through with humility, I asked Him to provide a church to me. I was done trying. A few months later, there was a knock on my door. A new couple moved into an apartment down the hall from us, and they were starting up a Bible study of their own, and were working on finding a building to start church. God gave me a church family and Christian friends, which was what I had wanted. 

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6. 2014 November, we got news my husband had orders for Korea, for a year. He was suppose to go in June, but it got delayed till August, 2015. And I feel we really needed the extra time together, because we both struggled before he left. The last week before he went to the airport, I prayed every night in tears, and giving my fear to Jesus. Asking God to make the year without my husband, a productive one, that I grow independent and stronger in Christ. The day we said goodbye at the airport, I felt God with me. I knew when I walked away from my husband, after our goodbyes, I wasn’t by myself. God would take care of me, and He did. I grew a lot because of the experience. Due to meeting Andrea and William, the couple down from our apartment, I had friends to be surrounded by, and the love of Christ to share. He provided. 

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7. 2016 summer, fear and stress of moving to a new area. Working with movers and the fear that my husband wouldn’t be available when they arrived. They arrived early, and I was by myself, sick, and stressed. It wasn’t an easy day, but our stuff got packed. And through the stress and tears, I felt the love of God with me. I felt His hand upon me. My husband’s flights got delayed a few times afterward, but he got home safe. We arrived in Florida in one piece. It took us six times of looking at houses/apartments, but we found a place that recently had an opening, which was exactly what we were looking for. God provided. 

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8. 2017 (ten months later) fear and stress of moving back, and starting over again. a lot of fear over lack of control in circumstances. Current fear of TMO not being able to pack up our stuff. Fear of occurring problems because of this singular fear. 

I KNOW MY GOD WILL PROVIDE! He has gotten me through SO MUCH!

TRUST HIM!

~T. R. Noble

UPDATE: God came through for us – God Has Answered Us | Life Update

Previous posts of this experience Pt. 1 Prayer Left Me Exhausted  Pt. 2 God Will Use My Brokenness

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12 thoughts on “Being Humbled To My Knees | Life Update

  1. This is such a good, inspiring and lovely post, T.R. I am really happy that I have read this post, God really works in mysterious ways and it’s good that you remember all of your prayers that God has answered– it’s something I need to do and I feel like it will strengthen my connection with God even more. And I really relate to the people opening up, in which I’m losing words to say so I give them some scriptures and sometimes in my mind I pray– to let God use me and speak what He wants me to say. He never fails me to support me, though. He will never fail to support and love everyone of us. 💗 Again, such a lovely post. Have a lovely day and God bless!

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    1. Thank you Jirah! I’m so glad you were able to take something out of it. Part of me that doubts, is like, well what if God doesn’t answer you right now. To which my heart and soul have to yell, “GOD IS WORKING AS WE SPEAK!” And not only to show others what He has done in my life for me, but to show me, and remind me of HIs powerful and mighty hand. : ) You Have a blessed and wonderful day too!

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      1. I will remember that– God is working as we speak– so I won’t be ashamed at speaking anymore! I’m taking up Humanities and Social Sciences strand for my senior high school and we were advised to speak A LOT. I have troubles communicating with new people and I stutter a lot, so whenever I’m losing hope, I will remember that. Thanks again, learned a lot from you today!!! 💗

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      2. I’ll pray that the Holy Spirit speaks for you. We are blessed in knowing Christ walks ahead of us, so that, whenever we go, whatever situation we find ourself in, He will be there. ❤

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  2. This was a wonderful post! I’m so glad you took the time to remember all of the times that God showed up for you and answered your prayers! I oftentimes have to remind myself that even if I’m too anxious or stressed to show up for myself, that if I just talk to God, he will show up for me! Thank you so much for sharing this encouraging post! xoxo

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    1. I’m so glad you liked it ❤ thank you. Yes, definitely, God shows up for us! He is teaching me to put faith to action, the only time we can grow is when we can't see what is ahead of us. So, like Paul, I want to boast of my weakness! Praise be to God!

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  3. Thanks you for being so honest. It is hard to look at all the times God has answered our prayers when we are struggling. However, this is so reassuring and brings me back to what a mighty God we serve and that He is never surprised with our circumstances. May you feel His presence as you transition to a new chapter in life.

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