|Titus 'helping' clean out the garage. Yes...one of his boots is missing. When asked where he lost it...he had no idea. How does that happen....really!?! Haha!|
Ever feel like this is how everyone sees you? Filthy. Unclean. Not fit to sit and dine with the King. If this is how you picture God looking down on His child...you have been mistaken. He sees the blood of His Son that washes us pure. He sees a lamb that just needs some help getting back to the Shepherd. He sees a child scarred by disappointment...that can't accept His unconditional love.
Are you constantly apologizing to God for things that you have already laid at His feet? Because when you ask for forgiveness with a sincere heart...He forgets. He wants you to forget too. Learn the lesson from it...but forget the guilt and shame of it. You don't have to live your life sorry that you are here. Find out what God wants you to do with all that you have learned because of what you have been through.
I heard a message on the radio one Sunday, ”trust in God's strategy”. Would I have chosen to lose one of my children...16 weeks into my pregnancy? Would I have chosen to hold that baby boy in my hand? No...but I know now that I am able to help others through miscarriage because I know what it felt like.
I also know that I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to hold my son, born December 20th, 2001. Isaiah Ethan was his name, and I will never forget him. At first that simple statement was full of fear and shame. Fear that I would never forget the traumatic events that led me to giving birth to my son that ended with me holding his tiny lifeless body in my hand. Shame that I didn't want to remember what my own son looked like because it was linked to so much pain. I would not have chosen to endure those things...but I know that God has used them for His good and perfect plan. I know that He doesn't make a wrong move. So I have no reason not to put every ounce of my faith in Him.
What satan tries to use to destroy us....God WILL use for His glory. Don't get in His way. It is so awesome to see His plan unfold in front of your eyes. Trust His heart!!