Have you ever been stuck at a line or sentence when you’re reading something? I’ve been stuck with these words for weeks now and I just couldn’t move on!
According to His great mercy, He has caused us… tweet
I had to read this again and again and again and again. This meant so much, spoke so much to me.
You see, I am so blessed to now live a life of freedom from past mistakes, past hurts, past embarrassments, and so many other regrets and pains of my past. Today, I am able to live life with fullness of joy, and even thrive amidst challenges. I have yet a lot to learn, but I believe I’m on the right track. While I don’t know what exactly will happen tomorrow, I have sure hope for what the end will bring.
All this is possible because of that phrase: “According to His great mercy, He has caused us…”
It was never about what I have accomplished, nor what I have not; it is all because of God’s mercy.
It wasn’t that I found God; it is because He has allowed me to see the line between lies and truth, and He has given me the strength to pursue truth, and to keep on pursuing it.
This is not only true to that turning point in our lives when things start to fall into place and peace starts to envelop our hearts. This is true in all points of our lives thereafter.
There were times when it seemed that I had to give up a lot to do what I needed to do, only finding that after I have done it, my losses don’t compare to the gains. There were times when I didn’t feel like going into a new season and I tried to stay put, but after I have finally embraced the new things, everything meant so much more. There was a time when I felt like the world crashed on me, but then death birthed something I never even imagined would exist. Now there is another life inside me, and while I am clueless about a lot of things, I know that our baby’s tomorrow is secure.
I could’ve gotten stuck with the past or with the pain, but I didn’t. You don’t have to get stuck in the past or in the pain, too. All because of God’s mercy causing us to live lives of redemption, of a sure hope.
According to His great mercy,
He has caused us
to be born again to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…
1 Peter 1:3 ESV
If you haven’t experienced anything like this, or you can’t seem to move past yesterday, Entry 18 in my blog book, “When God Could’ve But He Didn’t,” may be a good place to start. You can get the ebook from Amazon, or order the paperback here. Then send me a message if you prayed that prayer. Or just send me a message.
Been a little bit caught up with the ber-y busy season so I’m glad I was able to write this in between birthday and Christmas parties, work and preparing to be off work for maternity leave! Also, to those asking about international shipping of #wGcbHd, I’m so overwhelmed by your inquiries and I want to let you know I’m working something out to make it cheaper and easier for you!