One day, out of the blue, it hits you. God is with you wherever you go. The feeling is overwhelming. And for me -being quite emotional- it took me a good cry session to realize the reality of God.
I’ve always been a big believer in God and His ability to love and help you through the struggles in life. But recently, I have felt alone. I have felt like I am the only one fighting my battles. I have felt like I am putting all of my energy into fixing life for myself that I didn’t realize God was standing next to me, waiting for me to realize He was all I needed.
As a softball player, the game is around 80 percent mental. Yes, great skill sets are needed in order to be successful in sports, but the mental game is crucial. I know this might not seem like a big problem for most people, but I had been struggling tremendously with hitting – as in batting around .100, for those non-sports people, is not great. This “slump” had been happening for around a year now and I recently realized it was because I did not see God in my corner. I had been feeling like I was fending for myself and hung out to dry. My family continuously told me “it’s all in your head”. I knew that, but I wasn’t comprehending what needed to be in my head.
March 3, 2016, I received a letter in the mail from my mom. The words on the card read, “Yes, Yes, YES you are with me…”. This day I realized. I realized that God was in my corner. I realized He had been there all along, I just needed that little reminder that yes, yes, YES he will be in my corner forever. I carry this card with me everywhere I go, with a sweet note on the inside from my amazing mom who has taught me what I know and believe today.
Throughout every circumstance in life, God is always with you. It may not feel like it today, but when you feel His hand on your shoulder, guiding you through life, you may just burst out in tears of joy. God is so great. Yes, yes, YES indeed!
God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never forget you.” – Hebrews 13:5