Hello ladies and gents!!!
When we lost our daughter, my husband gave me a piece of paper. He said it was for the rough days, hours, minutes, and seconds. It was for the times when I felt an emotional outburst coming. He said to use it every time I felt the need to dart out the door and run until I couldn’t run anymore (I felt like Forest Gump for the first month. I literally wanted to run and not stop).
He said he had a copy of the paper for himself too. He said we would use the words on the paper to help our healing. He said this was our way of fighting back against the pain that was trying to consume us. When I opened the paper and read it, I discovered he was right.
This piece of paper contains scriptures from the King James Version of the Bible. Our friend gave it to my husband while we were still in the hospital.
This piece of paper and its scriptures were the original inspiration for this week’s post. However, the week that I wrote this was not the best. When my natural response could have been to get angry or feel sad for myself, I smiled and chose to be ever trusting instead.
I urge you to consider writing a letter to yourself for those days when you need a reminder that you’ve conquered every challenge you have faced so far in your life.
Break in case of Emergency: For use when life has slapped me in the face (or throat punched and Karate Kid part one kicked me).
Let’s just put it out there: THIS WEEK HAS BEEN ROUGH! It seems like every time you think you are moving forward something tries to knock you back a few steps.
Remember that sermon you watched by Lance Watson? That one you searched the internet for so you could buy a copy and use it for times like this? What was the message?
“You were meant to bend not break.”
Do you know that there is strength and power in bending? Bending means flexibility. It means adaptability. It means although you may be stretched and feel like you’ve reached your limits, YOU WILL NOT BREAK. This means you are also sturdy.
The stretching may feel uncomfortable. I get that. But, remember trials and challenges are nothing new to you. Remember that major one? That one with your child that took everything in you and then some to survive?
YOU SURVIVED IT.
This is nothing compared to that.
Romans 8:28 says that “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.”
That scripture means “You win.”
You may not understand everything that you’ve gone through or are presently going through, but know there is a plan at work in your life.
You have come out on the other side of each obstacle in your life. You’ve been kicking some serious butt. You’ve come out stronger, wiser, and better than you were before.
So, CHOOSE to TRUST during this phase of your journey. You will come out on the other side as you always do.
God made you to bend, but NEVER break.
Now, it’s your turn to write.
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See ya next week,