This isn't something that comes naturally to me. I tend to lean more towards thinking of God as cruel for not allowing me to have children. I tend to believe He is punishing me for something. However, beyond the pain and disappointment, I know this is not true! I know in my heart that He loves me and has great plans for me. One day either here or in eternity, I will see His purpose more clearly and be amazed at the plans He designed for me and my life. ”For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
”And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28
”But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
I have a choice each and every day to either make myself miserable by allowing bitterness to take hold of me, or I can choose to trust God still loves me and has a purpose for the pain. To focus on the incredible blessings that He has given me! To focus on all of the many, many answered prayers instead of focusing on the ones He hasn't.
”Basing our faith on who God is rather than the what He appears to be doing is crucial to our spiritual health.” ~ Beth Moore
This day, I choose joy over bitterness and pray that God will help me choose joy tomorrow. 💕❤️💕