Go look in the mirror – well, wait until after you read this. 😉 You are stunning. So beautiful and strong. Look at that smile. Never mind the creases and wrinkles. Actually, take them in as well. They’re signs of the things you’ve weathered. Cancer. Death of loved ones. Loss of material things, jobs, raising kids. Whatever. Think about all you’ve been through; all God has brought you through. You’re still on your feet. You still have the ability and more importantly the want to, to smile. You still are good and do good things. You’re still capable of love and blessing other people. You still dole out compassion generously. You still believe. You obviously still have hope because you’re doing today what you did yesterday: living!
Whatever you’ve been through – your whatchamacallit – hasn’t killed you. Has it changed you? Are you living or just existing? Are you deeply wounded from it all? If you are, now that you’ve survived it, God can heal you. Are you bitter? He can heal you. Are you physically and emotionally distorted? He can heal you.
Sometimes we choose after something life-changing to not remember but I’d encourage you to take a brief look back. Recall the things you were absolutely terrified and/or brokenhearted about; the things you couldn’t see any way out of and yet, here you are. Amazing.
Don’t believe God is still in the miracle business? Look in the mirror. There it is, His greatest accomplishment. Physical proof He is still very much in the miracle business. You can still smile, love and most important of all, believe. If you can do nothing but cry, your tears are evidence that He’s working on you, creating His masterpiece miracle because, after all of it, you still feel.
Whatchamacallits will always be until we’re in heaven. As long as you keep seeking Him, trusting Him that’s He’s with you through it all, no matter what, anything is possible. Rock on mighty and beautiful warrior. You got this, He’s got you and you’ve got Him.
Hebrews 11:1…GENESIS 50:20!!!!