Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stronger

making me stronger!

I remember feeling like everything I was enduring was slowly killing me.  Literally.   I felt the joy being soaked from my soul.  The very essence of who I was being trampled on and torn from deep within.  

But it didn’t.   Nor could it.   

Because, I need not worry or try to resist it, stifle it, or carry it alone…

thank you jesus

 

And so I can safely say, “I may not have gone where I intended to, but I am sure I have ended up exactly where I needed to be.”

I allowed yesterday to own and rule today.   I struggled leaving the pain of yesterday behind.   I was unwilling to truly forgive, and to let go and let God.   All that did was

YES.

Every day I walked – some days quietly, some days backwards, some days I refused to move, some days I skipped and tried to go way ahead, some days I could barely take a single step, while other days I couldn’t see where I was going; they were all steps towards the path that led me to this very moment. 

He gives me rest

Oh how He loves to give us rest.   When we trust in Him and lay our burdens down at His feet, He is so faithful to carry us and do the impossible.  

Now doesn’t this truth just give you such peace and hope?

I am bigger.

I have thought about this truth so much lately and it is keeping me focused on this very moment – right here – right now:

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”   As well as “today if you will hear My voice.” 

I’m now able to look back on all that was just one week ago and literally be in awe of His faithfulness and love for me.  

One thing I would like to remind you is this -

love's not a feeling| love's not convenient| but I know love can change your life| love takes sacrifice| love cuts like a knife| sometimes love will make you cry| love's not easy....but it's worth it.

“love's not a feeling| love's not convenient| but I know love can change your life| love takes sacrifice| love cuts like a knife| sometimes love will make you cry| love's not easy....but it's worth it.” jill samter

All of these truths have made me stronger.   There is a reason we all quote this, “what doesn’t kill you, will make you stronger.”  

I am able to face each day now without carrying the burden of what was.  I can’t change last week or month, but I can change how I react today and the amount of sacrifice I am willing to make for those I love.    I know it won’t be easy…but they are worth it.  

Love never fails.   It always wins. 

This song has always reminded me to come back to love when all else fails…because as I already said so many times before – His love never fails and will always win!

Wishing you all a beautiful and blessed day!

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