We Will Not Be Shaken

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[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3F3KSxHsUg[/embed] For in the hour of our darkest day, we will not tremble.  We won't be afraid.  Hope is rising like the light of dawn.  Our God is for us, He has overcome.

I love this song.  I can identify with what it means to walk through dark days.  There have been times in my life where I have lived moment to moment.  To even think about tomorrow was too overwhelming a task.  I've lived out stretches of time where it seemed like nothing would get better and hope seemed like a foreign concept.  Deep dark depression and discouragement seemed to swallow me whole and in those times I hated myself and was unsure of God's love.

Something remarkable happened in those dark days. Jesus always came through.  He always loved me and stood by my side through it all.  And with each dark season I have walked through, He has caused me to become a little stronger and I have been able to see His love and His provision through my circumstances a little more clearly.

Each of these experiences has shaped me into the woman I am today.  I have become determined to see the hand of God at work in all my circumstances, including the rough times.  My friends tell me that I'm too positive sometimes, that I'm too optimistic and that I need to be more realistic and less naive.  It's because I'm always looking for the silver lining.  I know that even in the hardest situation I can find God's hand at work, if I can just open my eyes long enough to see it.

These days aren't dark days, just hard ones.  I feel like God has been taking me to school about life.  He has been teaching me so much about Jesus, about myself, about others and about love.  It has been challenging to say the least. But I can say with confidence...

I will not be shaken.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purposes." Rom. 8:28 NIV