Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Three years ago I was on a path of absolute destruction.
I chose to allow pain to consume me, and I felt like I was literally drowning in sorrow.
It took me a little time, and a whole lotta Jesus to come out of the heavy depression I was in…but I came out of it alive. Which is not something I am able to say for some people who have gone through similar sorrows.
I think sometimes we get so caught up in the horrible things that have happened in our lives, that we forget about the great things that have happened too. I am guilty of this.
Shaking my fist at Heaven for what has hurt me, but rarely getting down on my knees and praising God for ALL the good He has done in my life, and all of the things He has protected me from that I know nothing about.
Sometimes it feels easier to be angry instead of grateful.
But the incredible thing about Jesus, is that He thinks I am awesome anyway. He thinks I am the best even when I forget to pray or lash out in anger instead of praise. He loves me for who I am even though he has seen me through every deep, nasty piece of my life.
He’s seen me through the deepest sorrow and the highest joy, and today, I just want to thank Him for it all. The deepest sorrows were painful lessons learned (that I may still never fully understand this side of Heaven) and the highest joys were a reminder of how amazing this crazy life is.
I am thankful for a new life which will never end.