Today’s assignment was pretty easy to complete as these are words that I have clung to the last three days.
There are days that these words are what get me out of bed every morning and put one foot in front of the other. It is these words keep me from going over the edge and losing all hope. These words speak of a promise of a future where pain is no longer a part of the equation.
I’m not sure that anyone would ever say that they were lucky to go through a hard experience. I would never have wished to be diagnosed with five illnesses by 30 or signed up to go through infertility and the roller coaster of adoption. But looking back I can see how I am a better person today because of those experiences. I have a greater understanding of faith that I could have never achieved without walking through these trials and heartaches. It was in the darkness of these times that I learned to wrestle with my faith and how I felt it all fit in my understanding of who God is. It was in the darkness of these times that I learned what it was like to having nothing else to hold onto but the promise of my Father and learned that that promise could and would carry me through.
This verse tells me that He not only has a plan for me but a plan to prosper me and give me a hope and a future. These words not only tell me that I can keep going but that there will be something waiting even better in the end.
I am thankful that along this journey that God has placed so many amazing and wonderful people in my path that I never ever would have been able to meet had I not gotten sick. I don’t think I ever would have started blogging or have found that writing could be a part of my ministry. I would never have learned to not take each day and the little things for granted. For all of these things I am thankful.