Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday's Time to Rewind

One year ago, I was reading From Fear to Love:

October 29th, 2008

Learning What's Worth Living For (pg 22)

Our circumstances forced us to evaluate what as most important in life and what was worth living for. We reminded ourselves the God does stand as a sentinel at the gate of our lives, knowing exactly what comes in. We grew to realize that God is more concerned about or relationship with Him than all of our material and earthly pleasures. He came to bring us life in all its fullness. He allowed everything we had placed security in to be stripped away, so that we would find security in a way no earthly pleasure could satisfy.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2-3

When I posted the paragraph above almost one year ago, it was real to me...it's even more real to me now.

One year later, I find myself satisfied...not in material things, but in God alone.
There have been times, when this road that God has chosen for us has been anything but joyous...joy, at times, has felt like it's gone forever. I am so glad that God never gives up on his children, because it's through trials like these that God, if you are willing to follow, leads you to the deepest joy you will every know amidst the deepest pain. God is good like that.

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
~Psalms 34:8

1 things to add:

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Yes! God is good. Thanks for sharing :0)