The Journey Continues: April 23, 2018

I’m having a problem getting this written today.  I have so many things swirling around in my head.  The one thing that is certain–God is steadfast, my solid Rock, and my intimate Friend.  Sometimes the things in my life begin to overwhelm me but this morning He reminded me to reflect on my life and see once again where He has always been with me and I was easily able to do this.  God is so Good!

Last night I was watching a Hallmark program.  A line spoken in the program really hit me when I heard it.  It was, “I feel cheated….”  I won’t go into the setting of it but I was instantly hit with the truth that I was cheated from much happiness in my childhood.  I worked hard to create happiness around me but deep inside my spirit I ached.  I asked God to help me deal with this as I was having my devotions this morning.  He didn’t hesitate at all.  He asked me to close my eyes.  When I did I was able to recall so many joyous times I had with my siblings, my mom, my dad, my relatives while growing up.  I smile now recalling all of this again.  God showed me that these times were examples of His presence when I had thought I was all alone.  He is a joy giver and Satan is a joy robber.  Yes, I was cheated in many ways while I was growing up and Satan did a number on me to keep me in bondage so much of my adult years.  However, God is faithful and true to His Word.  Psalms 30:11-12 says:  “You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my soul may sing praise to you and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!”  Thank you Father!

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