"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds . . ." Wm Shakespeare

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rejoice Always

1st Thessalonians 5:16 ~ rejoice always . . . . this verse has always tripped me up. I’d wonder how it’s possible to rejoice always in the face of so many trials and traumas, when my heart is breaking and I’m feeling so sad and alone.

Well, as we give thanks in everything (1 Thess. 5:18), we can also rejoice in spite of our circumstances because of the ‘goodness’ of God, but also because of all Christ has done for us, for all God provides for us emotionally, mentally, spiritually even when our physical, social, financial lives may be falling apart. We just have to choose to help ourselves to all He has made available to help us through those challenges.

I’m really beginning to see how God’s Word all works together to encourage, exhort and build us up.

Blessings, Girl on a Journey of discovery

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Here it is mid-July and not a bit written. My journal is full but my blog has been sadly neglected.

I've been fighting, learning, walking out my salvation with fear and trembling. I've been angry, hurt, disappointed and oh so sad, but I think I'm finally coming out the other side and it's good!

I'm learning so much at times it feels like my head is spinning. The learning is good, I thrive on learning but it's the 'walking-out' in day to day living that is the hardest.

Sometimes when I'm in the thick of things I get lost in the turmoil. That is when I need to slow things down, breathe and think on all things good.

I say it often, but it comes down to choice. It always comes down to choice.

Journey Girl