Thursday, January 1, 2009

painful and beautiful

I am so glad that 2008 is finally over! I have never lived through more difficult times. I would also have to say, though, that if I described the past months, I would have to admit that they have been the most painful I have ever lived, but also some of the most beautiful. How can that be?

This is what Jesus had to say: “…trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” John 16:33 The Message)

This is hard to understand…an oxymoron in nature…but it has happened in my life. The harder the world presses me, the closer I get to God. Horrible, difficult things push me into the arms of the One who loves me like no other has ever loved me…it is painful and beautiful, at the same time.



Mary said...

I was sooooo disappointed when I found out that you had visited our church and I wasn't there!

I will not be blogging or reading post during the month of Jan. but already looking forward to reading your post in Feb.

You are right. . the painful and beautiful at the same time cannot be explained. .

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