13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
LIFE CHANGES ~
Through it all, I have learned to trust in the Lord.
As a child, I remember picking up one of these flowers in the picture. I was told to blow on it and make a wish. That wish would come true as it blew into the air. It all disappeared but the stem I was holding. That little stem reminded me of how full that flower was, but not carries my wishes into the sky. As a child, I believe it would come true, but waited to see that it did not. It was a little like wishing on a star and waiting too. I quickly learned in life that wishes can come true or not come true. I even remember one time I want to go see Santa and tell him what I wanted for Christmas. My mom said, there was no need to go see him because he needed to give gifts to other children and wasn't coming to our house. What? No Santa in my house! My childhood carry some disappointments for sure, but as an adult, I have learned things to say and not to say to kids. Life sure changes over time.
It was the year 1974 when I started my thoughts about God. Could this God is real to me and open my mind to a new way of living? My young 19 year old self was so sad and cried a lot. I was in college and trying to take care of my mom. My dad died when I was 18 and my mom needed money. I tried hard to work, go to school and hear her cry at night. My friend Dennis would come over to talk to me and bring his friend Terry. Both were always talking about the Bible and how God helps him. I wasn't sure what that meant but they continue to stop by and start these crazy God stories. I listen and heard that Terry was going to talk at church. I went to listen and took my mom. It was that night that God began to change my heart about who God was and how Jesus can help me. It was a beginning and life sure changed to a better way. Don't get me wrong, life was still hard for my teenage self but better knowing that I had Jesus available to help me .
LIFE CHANGES ~
Stories of the Bible, stories of friends and people who care enough to share real life. I have always wanted to fit in, but haven't. Titles have been given and titles have been removed. Leaving me in wonder of why of somethings and disappointments as an adult too. I have learned to take on the things I can change and let go of some other things. That doesn't mean that other things won't pop back into my brain and I must battle thoughts. Telling myself, I not who some people think I am and I am totally who God knows I am. Life changing words right there and I love who I am today. It's through all the childhood things and adult things together that makes a spark in my heart. It makes me want to live kindness and share stories of hope. God is yesterday, today and forever. That does not change, because he never leaves us. He never changes our titles and we remain his child.
LIFE CHANGES ~
Wait for the Lord, because it's so worth it. Life changes for sure, but you can always find the good in one day. You can always give praise in one day. You can always share hope and his amazing love in one day. One day changed me and I have learned to live in this day he has given me. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose one day, this day, the best!