1st post of 2009: God is amazing.
by, Jan 6th 2009 at 05:38 AM (607 Views)
I want this to be my message for tonight: I've been overwhelmed by our beautiful God. Even though the end of 2008 was a sad struggle for me as I said goodbye to an engagement that wasn't meant to be.... the whole entire time, God was pulling me closer. He reminded me of the many, many blessings I have: a wonderful family, sweet friends, and even the blessing of a new half-brother I'm just getting to know now!
The Lord is my strength and my song. Truly. I can honestly say that despite the grief.... some of which I am still going through, and may for a bit yet.... He's held me and made me stronger. Wherever I step, I KNOW He's there. He's helped me arm myself with His word, and I know I have my feet on solid rock when it comes to Christ!
When I grieve the end of something.... at the same time, I am NOT in despair. I am not depressed. I know God has me, will never let me go.... and my prayer now is that He'll show me how I can better serve Him. Because of Christ, I'm looking forward to the future. This new year has so much possibility in it.
I am free to grow closer to God. I am free as a single young woman to serve Him however He'll have me do that. I am free to nurture wonderful friendships with people, ones I couldn't devote enough time to always when I was in a relationship. I am free to rejoice in Christ and in the new beginnings He's given me. May I use this year to bring others closer to Him.