Ephesians 4:31-32 New International Version (NIV)
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Just as in Christ forgave me, I am to forgive others. It's not your fault when something comes back into your mind. It's becomes your choice to let it go again. I find myself getting tired of remembering pain that others caused me. Sometimes I sat down to write and feel the over powering feelings of tears. I don't know why certain things happen in our lives. I don't know why life and death is such a mystery on the date. We wait for things that happen or never happen in our live time. We share real life stories with others and some listen to our hearts, while others just can't take the time. Our paths of life have connected through this blog and I am so grateful.
WHEN LIFE CHANGES ~
You are changing inside too.
I am not the person I was in younger years. My teenage ages filled with sadness and pain over the loss of my dad. Watching a mother who cried out daily to die too. I will never forget these words, "God, take me now, I miss Ed so much". I fought to be enough in her life but never made it as a 18 year old kid who just granted High School. My future was ahead and I didn't know how to move into that. Fast forward to my 30's and my husband would fall off a construction site over 40 feet. He would be okay down the road but it was along journey to health. Then my son would get a disease which made his body swell up at joints. Three days later he should have died but God raised him up.
Fast forward even more ~
My mom would have two open heart surgeries and live until she was 83 years old.
My husband would go back to work as union carpenter a year from his accident.
My son was ok and now is 36 years old.
The year was 1989 and my brother would find out on his birthday he had cancer and died on the same year on Christmas Day. My husband and I would need to sale our house or did we? The questions would run through my brain on how we should have kept that house. Listening to wrong advice can sway your life so much. Be confident in who you are and what you know God gave you. Purpose yourself around people who are wise and have been through things of life. Their way might not be your way, but you can certainly learn from their mistakes or their stories of life.
WHEN LIFE CHANGES ~
A surrendered life style to God is important. You can learn of his ways and trust him fully. His timing is always right and we can grow daily into a better person. Don't let anger or frustrations steal your joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength! Today I hold on for the readers of my blog for your lives. You are important and you matter to God. His plan was for you a long time ago and he is setting things into motion. You can't alway see what God is up too, but he is planning out things. He is sending people into your path today to bless you, encourage you and answering your heart felt desires.
Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.