Proverbs 18:10 New International Version (NIV)
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
My husband (Terry) had an accident at work in 1985. He was working inside a tower and a crane hit it. His co-worker and him fell over 40 feet inside this steel tower as the crane hit it. We had just bought our first home, two kids ages 2 & 5 and things appeared to be great. That accident changed our lives for a long time. I remember I kept asking God why did this happen? It was hard to pay bills, we struggled and we both began to change inside. We found ourselves grumpy and we started to argue. What happen to our perfect little life?
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
CAN I BE REAL ~
There are times we must not lean to our own understanding
Terry and I were both 30 years old when his accident happen. I can look back now and see how young we were and how we really didn't know what to do next. Our frustration got the best of us and our new normal was so hard. I knew the bible said to lean not to my own understanding, but it was hard to not ask why about this. We can believe in miracles but sometimes we must go through things. I handle life changes much different 30 plus years later. I believe when things happen, I handle it with knowing God will help me.
1 Corinthians 10:13 New International Version (NIV)No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
CAN I BE REAL ~
I will not allow the temptation of defeat or fear to rule my life. I know that God faithful and I've seen too many miracles to doubt the power of God. I continue to learn in life and I do my best daily to keep what I teach others alive inside of me. I was talking with a friend the other day, I told her that if I teach it, I must live it. It's not an option to not live it but I do make mistakes. In mistakes I can ask forgiveness and move on. God knows our hearts and he gives us a way to go to him. If you are facing something hard today, go to God. The bible says to ask, seek and knock. If it's something you just don't quite understand and are trying to understanding, then lean not to your own understanding.
Being real is something I am all the time. I don't hold back the truth or that I am not perfect. I am not who I was in 1985 and that's a good thing because we should grow daily in God. I have learned how to handle life different over the years and I find myself searching still for answers. Yet, I wait on some answers and I may never get them, but I don't have an attitude like in my 30's. Life changes us and we grow into a better person or bitter. You have a choice today how you view things. View it through new beginning and a new day to make some decisions better. Don't allow certain situations to make you bitter, live is too short to stay angry.
My thoughts and prayers continue for each who read my blog, your family and friends. I hope you understand that this too will pass but we must deal with it. I've seen things in life that often come back to my memory. If I am not careful that sad point of life starts all over again. I can't allow the past to enter my present. It's a new day and I know that. We sometimes fight thoughts and keep fighting for the peace that only God gives. Choose to let go and press forward. Go ahead and purpose this a good day and see the blessings in your now.