Many of us have heard the Gospel duo Mary Mary’s single, “It’s the God in Me.” For some particular reason that song stayed wedged in my thoughts not because of the impressive beat, but because of the lyrics:
But what they don't know is when you go home
And get behind closed doors man you hit the floor
And what they can't see is on your knees
So the next time you get it just tell em—it’s the God in me.
I began to remember what I was thankful for. I began to remember what I battled against. I began to remember I served a living God that dwells on the inside of me.
Elijah stood up against 400 prophets—but it wasn’t him, it was the God in him. Mary, a teenager chosen to birth a savior, but it wasn’t her, it was the God in her. Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Israel—but it wasn’t him it was the God in him. Esther, called to be a wife and save her people from annihilation—but it wasn’t her, it was the God in her. Peter threw down his fisherman’s license to follow a savior—but it wasn’t him it was the God in him. Jesus, the begotten son, birthed so that we might have life—but it wasn’t him, it was the God in him.
Most people do not know what you are going through. They do not know that just last week you went to war against depression. They didn’t know that you almost lost your job and didn’t know where your next meal was coming from. They didn’t know that you a have loved in the hospital. That your spirit was grieved because you didn’t know if your child’s insurance covered her medical expenses.
But the next time someone knows your situation and they ask you, “why are you smiling, how can you laugh, how did you make it through the day?!?!?” Let your spirit man rise up on the inside of you and say, IT’S THE GOD IN ME.
Be encouraged, stay blessed…rest assured that joy ALWAYS comes in the morning!