I wrote this blog post as a guest blogger for Lydia at believingtruthblog.com. I am honored to have the chance to write and share this post with all of you.
As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, believer of Jesus, and friend to many, I have to say that my life wasn’t always such a beautiful picture. Before I knew who Jesus was, my life was filled with disobeying, mistrust, dishonesty, partying, and truly a sinful lifestyle. I was brought up in church, however, my personal relationship with Jesus blossomed at a later age.
My parents divorced when I was 4, growing up in a single income family, raised by my mother, moving across the country as a child, and ultimately facing teen pregnancy at 16, I was sure my life was on a one way track to nowhere. I barely graduated high school, flunked out of college the first time around, and had many jobs before the age of 25.
All I can say is that there were plenty of people praying for me. Looking back on my life, its only by the grace of God I am here.
You know, I used to think that my current situation dictated how good God is. When things are going great, God is good. When things are not going so well, then God must be taking the day off. For anyone reading this I want to encourage you that the last statement is not true and God is good all the time.
We feel however at times he has left us, forgot about us, is making us wait to torture us or frustrate us. NOT the case at all. If you look up the definition of faith in the dictionary it reads:
Faith: Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
I ask you…Where are you placing your faith today? Do you believe God is good on certain days and others feel he has turned his back on you?
Another scripture I would like to encourage you with is:
Psalm 118:24– This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.
I have learned that all I have been through in my life, each and every day is a gift from God and we need to be thankful for it. Each day is made by God and he has given you breath and life. You may be struggling with addictions, promiscuity, worshipping other idols, financial problems, facing a divorce, a troubled child, waiting to meet the right spouse, hoping for a pregnancy, or suffering depression, but don’t lose hope. This day can be a new direction for you.
God is able to do amazing things above and beyond what we can even imagine. If you would have told me 30 years ago that I would be where I am, happily married and blessed with a wonderful, loving husband, and 4 amazing children, writing blogs for Jesus…I probably would have said you are crazy. But, here I am.
Have faith in your journey and believe that your day is coming too.
I’m praying for you,