My past defines me and my future holds that elusive happiness I continually seek are the two most insidious lies the ego feeds us.
There is nothing on this earth, above or below it, that God has not ordained.
Trusting the Lord in times of trouble is what faith is all about.
The forces of evil that prey on this world are manipulative, self-serving, and hell-bent on destroying our souls. Why? Because they will never experience the beauty of eternal life. They walk in eternal darkness, separated from God forever. In their jealousy and hatred, they prey on us, seeking to separate us from Him too, and from the mercy and redemption they can never have.
Adversity is not something to fear. Adversity is our greatest teacher. Rather than simply telling us what something IS, adversity forces us to experience what it’s NOT. That’s why the lessons stick. Because the price we pay for learning them is a high one.
I thought I knew hope. Thought I knew faith. Was certain I believed in miracles. But, as it turns out, I never truly knew them at all. Not until I was tested.