If God Brought You to it…
As I sit here, tears are streaming down my face. Why? Because God is is an amazing God.
A few minutes ago I was scrolling through facebook and came across a video of my old church before I moved away from them after my parents divorce. Pictures scrolled across the screen of my old church family and the pain of leaving them came rushing back again. I sat and watched the video as I continued to cry.
Memories are rushing back as I sit here writing. I think about all the great times I had with my best friends. Just messing around being kids. I think about my times at school not having a care in the world. I remember the times with my youth group and the fun times we had. But God had and has a bigger plan for me.
After my parents divorce we moved eight hours from my home town. We moved 4 days before me and my brothers first day of high school. Talk about a reality shock! I suffered from depression and feeling like an outsider at school. I felt like things would never get better.
But things did get better! Watching that video helped remind me of how God took a bad event and turned it into good. He always has a reason for what He does in your life.
A few years after moving away from my home town, I met a great guy. And guess what?! We are getting married in a few months! If God never moved us away, I wouldn’t have found my man (Well… I’m sure I would have because it’s part of God’s plan but in a very different way).
Now memories are flooding back about my new life. Memories of staying up late and watching movies with my friends and taking walks with my fiance. I think about the times I spent with my new church family and how blessed I am to have them.
How amazing is God?! He is AWESOME! He works in amazing ways. This is just one of the ways He has blessed me since coming out of the trial He put me in. One of my favorite quotes is “If God brought you to it, He will bring you through it.” I know even in my current trials, He will bring me through it and bless me greatly.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6