One of my favorite Bible verses is from 2 Corinthians, verses 3-4:
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort
those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
We live in a busy society and time is valuable and priceless. Time is also necessary to heal wounds, Psalm 147:3 tells us, "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." There isn't a timeline with this because we are each uniquely made and it's in God's time, not ours. I've been in a funk since the summer of 2015, the summer when my Mom was diagnosed with cancer and was called home to heaven on my sister's birthday, September 14, 2015.
The journey from that summer to today has been a crazy roller coaster ride and one I've struggled to step off. I'm not claiming to have it all figured out or to be free of the pain BUT my spirit has healed a lot and it took me opening my mind, making a conscious decision, and listening to God's still small voice.
To some, as I return more often here at the blog. You might think, "She's back!" but in truth, I never left, just took it slower. I started to attend a new church about a year and a half ago, this helped to renew my spirit and faith. This past May I started to podcast, this helped my spirit. This past Summer and Fall I started to focus on my health. This month, January 2019, I put my good intentions into writing and motion by joining a Wellness Revolution to kick off my year.
My hope in sharing this journey with you is so you'll understand that we all stumble and fall, we all have ups and downs, and we all have the ability to stand strong and in faith. The journey is what strengthens us and helps us to get our priorities into check. We all have something we are facing, it's a matter of attitude in how we face it. I choose to put myself out there. Some will ridicule and make rude comments BUT the majority will support, pray, and find hope in knowing if someone else can do it, so can they. So CAN YOU!
Happy New Year Everyone! Are you ready? It's your year!