Late Night/Early Morning Thoughts
March 24, 2021 @ 2:30 AM
I could not sleep tonight, so I am evaluating my life and my choices. You know the, Did I do this or that right? What if I could change something, even one thing? Would it make a difference?
We often ask each other, “What would you change if you could go back in the past?” Like most of us, I always have a laundry list of things I would change like, school and career choices, financial decisions, and places of residence.
At what cost would those changes come?
Would that change who my daughters are and who they are supposed to become?
Would that change mean changing the people who have planted seeds in my life?
Would that change the people who have touched my heart and I have touched theirs?
Would that change who God means for me to become?
Regardless of the hard, sad, painful, and tragic events of my life, I would not change one thing.
The Lord said in Isaiah not to remember the former things or things of the past. He also told me to listen carefully. I am about to do a new thing, and it will spring forth, and I will not be aware of it. He will even put a road in the wilderness. (Isaiah 43:18-19)
There is a joy that God will instill in you that will allow you to withstand any storm that life brings to you. God has taken the events of my life and weaved and molded them into who I am today. The pain, joy, laughter, and tears have led me to this moment and this season of my life. Healing from God is more than physical illness. God has healed my heart, my mind, and my soul. The hard times in my life have forever changed me. They have made me stronger, resilient, and knowing that all things are possible if I trust in GOD.
“GOD, pick up the pieces.
Put me back together again.
YOU ARE MY PRAISE!” (Jeremiah 17:14)
It is my prayer every day that if God takes everything that I have been through and uses it to help others, it will all be worth it.