Once upon a time – isn’t that how all great stories start.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful lonely girl…
Once upon a time in a faraway land…
Life is full of once upon a times but not like in a book you might read.
Once upon a time there was a lonely person feeling oh so lost and alone – she smiled the smile, walked the walk and talked the talk, afraid to let the world see the real her. She knew that God saw her in all her imperfection and sin and that offered comfort because she knew that God wouldn’t reject her, this girl all so lost and alone. This girl so wants to focus on God and not the feelings that tear her apart, not the fear of rejection, the fear for her child, the worry – yes that Sin – one of the sin that God hates with all that he is. It’s so easy to say God’s got this, and believe with your head and know that God’s got this – maybe not in the way you really want him to have it – perfect life anyone? No God’s got this in a way that can grow you if you’ll just have FAITH.
Is it going to hurt at times – oh yea so much pain but oh the JOY.
A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple.[b] Of David.
1 I will exalt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.
4 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
What comes with this pain and fear is the need to lean on God – lay all your troubles at his feet. Those troubles will be eased. Focus on each and every day, one day at a time, one prayer at a time and the pain and fear will ease – there will be moments, long moments when you seem to only concentrate on the negative side of life but thanks to God there is always a positive side.
33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.