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When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
So much has happened since I first wrote this September 22, 2010. My life has been turned upside down and inside out, and nearly destroyed. My faith has been more than just put to the test and shaken. And it is only by the grace of God and my fierce and relentless faith in Him that I have survived all that was meant to destroy me.
My God has held me close to His bosom
This journey called life is far from over, but I have great peace in knowing that my beloved Heavenly Father is with me, loving me, forgiving me, and healing me, as He continues to carry me on His shoulders.
“He who denies me before man will be denied before my Father.” (Matthew 10:33) I am not afraid to lay down my life for my Lord. He laid down His for me! “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)
I will not allow anyone to manipulate me into believing that I am anything less than a child of the King of Kings.
I may have been through my fair share of trials and tribulations in this life, and I know that there are many more to come. Yes, things that happened in my life may have hurt, but these things have brought me so much closer to my God than I could ever dream or imagine. And for every time I do happen to fall short of the Glory of God, I have complete faith that He will pick me up, dust me off, and give me a little push in the right direction. All I have to do is bow my head in repentance, ask for forgiveness, and “my transgressions will be cast away from me as far as the East is from the West.” (Psalm 103:12)”
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why are thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.”
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the health of my countenance and my God.”