Friday, February 1, 2013

[ the God of angel armies is always by my side. ]

"the God of angel armies is always by my side."

wow. what a statement. so true and yet so easily forgotten. 

this is the first thing i read when i woke up this morning. tears filled my eyes. the last few weeks have been draining. more draining than i could have ever imagined. i have been filled with emotions of fear, anger, happiness, praise, sadness, love, and many more. none of these emotions are really alike so to say i have been overwhelmed would be an understatement. i have been reminded by many that God is in control. i too have spoken these words to friends over the past weeks. but it is easier to say it, then to live it. i know He is in total control, but sometimes it takes other words to truly believe it.

maybe i needed the picture of angels. maybe it helped me to find peace. 

the picture in my mind when i hear angel armies is beautiful. i am excited to see them one day. i have always imagined angels to look a certain way. i feel like everyone has a different mental image of them. but i have always found it hard to imagine such a great number of angels, how beautiful they will look, and sound. i am excited for that part of heaven. 

but to elaborate on the beginning and end of the statement. GOD IS ALWAYS BY MY SIDE. i have been told this for as long as i can remember. stories of the miraculous things He did in my life when i was born. miracles within my own family since then and miracles around me. they has always been a part of my life. miracles have. i have always believed in them. so isn't God ALWAYS being by my side a miracle in itself? i think so. i take great comfort in it. especially today. He brings me comfort in weeks like the past few. He heals my heart of fear and hurt. medicine could ever do this. trust me.

if i'm being honest today i am not feeling 100% me. my stomach is upset. my mind is racing. it's just an off day. im tired of waiting. and waiting. and waiting. i just want answers. so today i am just not sassy spunky shelby. i have been in bed since 9:30. this never happens. i hope tomorrow i am her again. but tonight i will fall asleep with peace. hopefully dream of angels. that would be wonderful.

if you are reading this ... i love you for that ... continue to pray. 

I know Who goes before me I know Who stands behind. The God of angel armies
Is always by my side. The One who reigns forever He is a Friend of mine The God of angel armies Is always by my side. - Chris Tomlin. 

"When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. "Don’t be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see." Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha." 
   - 2 Kings 6: 15-17

Blessed by a Heavenly Daddy,

Shelby Elyse 


  1. Shelby,
    Thanks for writing and thanks for clinging to, and also sharing, the spiritual truths that God gives you even when the days are hard. Prayers!

    1. thank you for reading! thank you for praying! ... whoever you are :)