Life has it’s ups and downs. As we live, we endure hardships, pain, sadness; we enjoy happiness, success, love…
Each of these moments define us, who we are. As we respond the life, our character becomes visible to the world.
Are we kind and loving?
Are we angry and unforgiving?
Do we love even through the pain…?
People are always watching, everywhere we go… watching what we do, how we act. Why? Perhaps to see how… how to endure… how to keep going… how to smile through the tears…
I have had so many of those moments in my life. Did I respond how I should have… most of the time, no, not initially. But often, I came back and did the right thing.
God tells us that He is with us, He will never leave us or forsake us… Do you believe Him?
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)
I do! In fact, there have been MANY times in my life where I know without a doubt that I would not be here today if it was not for that TRUTH… the Father was with me and that’s the ONLY reason I am here now.
God wants to give you joy in the midst of pain, kindness in the midst of anger, love in the midst of hatred. And, He will. Moreover, as you let Him, He will change you into a new creation… a person with good moral character.
I bet each of us, no matter how much we have been hurt, still want to love and be loved. The first step to that is allowing the Lord to cover you with His perfect love.
Then, you come to know His love, the perfect love of God, and you can now tell others about it and share it… In sharing this love, you will be made whole. Your life will never be the same! And neither will the lives of the people you touch… the change is permanent and GLORIOUS!!!