A new day is filled with hope and a promise that God will help.
As life travels forward for me, I can look back and see how God helped me in times I felt alone. So many changes in ones life and sitting here today with a wonder in my mind. The wonder what life would have been life if somethings were different. Although, would I really change anything? Each step of the way has been my free will, God's grace and new beginnings for sure. A family who loves me and a few real friends who really know me.
2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
LIFE BRINGS CHANGE ~
Ecclesiastes 3:1 New International Version (NIV)
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens
You can see the difference in people because of their own choices. The big wonder of why did I do that and how do I overcome somethings becomes the question? It becomes time to move forward after life mistakes and sin. Nobody is perfect and the Bible states that, but we all do have a choices to move forward.
I think over some changes in my life. I am living my now wishing I had planned better for retirement. I hear that God isn't a God of just enough, but a God who is big enough to change things. I believe that and hold onto that. Yet, it is my choices that still make a difference. I see how God has brought me many blessings and continues to bless my life. Everything isn't the way I thought it would be in some ways, but in other ways, much greater than I imaged. Daily I choose to count blessings of life, while pressing through some hard stuff too.
LET'S BE REAL ~
Life isn't all one choice, but continued choices of life
The one choice leads to another and I see that now. When my mom was alive, she lived angry. She would say to me that I teach women, but I never teach her. I tried hard to help her in many ways. I would walk away from her feeling that a failure as a daughter. It was my own feeling because now I see how I truly did my best at the time. My mom was in her early 40's when my dad died and she wanted to die. If she could have only saw that God was at her side and wanted to help her. She never wanted to release the pain of it or live in today. She lived in the past for about 40 years later. She died in her 80's and I think back often about her life. She made a statement one day to me, "people always leave my life". I didn't get it because I was standing right there. The truth is, she did live alone and she felt alone.
What do you face today that you need help with? Seek wise counselor and make good decisions. Staying trapped into wrong thinking can haunt you. There is true freedom of mind in God and I know this. I know that it takes you and me to let go of some thoughts and travel into a new way of thinking. I am an overcomer because I choose it. I choose to live in this new day with a new hope. I know that God is able to handle this day just fine and I need his help.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.