Toss the pity, this journey is worth it.
It has come at last —
salvation and power and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ,
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters
has been thrown down to earth —
the one who accuses them before our God day and night.
And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
and by their testimony.
In a few days I leave for a writing conference, but this isn’t just about black words on a white page, you see. For me, this is a step towards freedom. And I pray that in my journey I can encourage you to take steps too. Freedom to sing, to dance, to glorify Him. Freedom to overcome. Freedom to stand tall and in confidence, knowing that who you are is exactly what God had in mind. Freedom to include the pain in your story, because it is through the pain that God’s faithfulness, His love is revealed.
Writing, for me, is dancing. It is displaying my love and admiration for this journey and His faithfulness. The Lord is good and He never – NEVER- misses a detail of your life. He sees every. singe. moment. And every. single. one. can count and be redeemed for good. I have had some dark moments, lonely ones. There have been moments where I swore even God was gone. Even the fallibility of people of faith can strike dangerously deep. But God redeems. God sees. Don’t pity me for the struggles I have walked through, instead, rejoice with me over the Faithfulness of God to redeem them.
My journey, this testimony will count. The hard, hurtful moments, they matter.
And yours do too. Don’t be afraid of your story, instead, watch as the pages unfold to display His glory.
Keep your eyes on the Author of your life instead of on the chapter just finished.