I am trading my sorrows, I am trading my pain for the Joy of the Lord. Amen 🙌🌿☀️
Yes, my friends, that is true. We have been given our free will. God will never overwrite that free will. He will not make you choose him. Yet he is patiently waiting, for you to choose him.
Your choices will bring you closer to him, or further away. I have learned my lessons the hard way. Just contemplating my losses…..because I thought time and/or money were the deciding factors, I suffered the deviding consequences. Sadly so.
But today, I count it all joy – because even the hardship has ultimately brought me closer to the heart of Christ. Which shows clearly, that God causes everything to work for our good.
Certain choices were not my own, but they still impacted me. Even those the Lord will cause to work for my best. Trusting him with it all. Praising him for his faithfulness through all the twists and turns of my life.
Still, had I known, what I know now, I would have chosen differently on many occasions – I do not regret things, but I see, that my choices have made the path more difficult, more painful. Yet God was always there….he never let go. Even if I did.
I also believe, that these choices created a deeper understanding for pain, suffering and solitude, they ultimately made me a more compassionate person. Therefore I am grateful for the bumps and bruises. Praising God for all he allowed in my path, to make me love him and trust him more.
I can’t live without him anymore. And I won’t. He is my hiding place.
The healing he brings is tremendous. I will never forsake him, and follow his footsteps ever more closely. For that is where my treasure is: in his arms, his grace and his forgiveness. In his love and mercy, his peace and joy everlasting.
Forever his – Amen