Updated: Apr 2, 2019
The last couple of months have been full of much heartache and confusion for me. And yet now, things are so different and my viewpoint has changed. I have joy and contentment in pursuing my calling, which this website is a part of. My fiancé has played a major role in supporting me through the difficult times of the last few months and I am really feeling the benefits of that now.
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 NIV
I want to encourage you the same way that the Lord has encouraged me. You know what I have been learning as the years go by? That most painful situations DO go away. I mean, not necessarily right away but when I think about so many trials I have experienced and yet, today, there is no remnant of them left. My life is different and that trial isn’t part of my life now.
There have been countless times that I have been absolutely certain my world was ending and yet a month later, the trial is over and my life has moved on to a better place! And that happens over and over again. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I have suffered with and continue to suffer with chronic depression. I have had it most of my life and I am 53 now. So, I can attest to the fact that not all tests are over in a few weeks or even just a few months but I am saying that in MY life, a lot of them have been. And my point is that I have made myself sick with worry, fear and anxiety but then it’s gone in a short period of time. All that energy that I expended on those negative feelings and the Lord has stepped in and saved the day anyway! All of that energy could have been spent in positive ways. I caused myself grief for no reason!
So, I can promise you that whatever you are experiencing right now? God is still in it and He loves you! Take comfort in knowing that as much as we hate to hear it sometimes……“This too shall pass.” He WILL get you through. I encourage you to breathe and let the Lord fix this.