(Proverbs 3:5-6), Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
There will always be different aspects of your life that you wish you could go back and change. That is just not possible. So, instead of wishing that you could go back and make changes to your life; why not look at those particular aspects as just another chapter of your life. Your past can always be used to alter the path that you will take in your next chapter. Life is a journey, which can be both joyous and heartache. The key to enjoying life's journey is to always expect for the Lord God to be with you during the joys and sorrows of your life. Chapters in your life do not always have to be bad. If you have a relationship with the Lord God, every time your life's chapter changes, you can be assured that God is turning the pages.
Woman of God, if you have somehow journeyed down the wrong road in your life and things just began to take a turn for the worst; let me assure you that God has made provisions for your wrong turn. Although you may feel like you are in a place of despair right now, it‘s just another one of your life’s chapter. This is the chapter where you have to praise God with all your heart and soul. This may be the chapter where you have to get on your face before the Lord. This may be the chapter where you have to go to Christ and repent, turn your life around, for the good.
It's okay to feel lost, I still feel that way sometimes too. I too, still wonder what God has in store for me in the next chapter of my life. There have been times when I was so far down, I couldn't get any lower. I have already been through the chapter called, "drug addiction", in fact, I went through that chapter a couple of times before I finally turned the pages and decided to hold on to my deliverance. I went through the chapter called "marriage" four times. I hung out in the chapter called "promiscuous". I went through the chapter called "loneliness" and that is one of the reasons why I have a relationship with the Lord today. In that chapter, I realized that the Lord had been with me through all the other chapters of my life.
I want you to know that whatever chapter you are in of your life, Jesus is right there with you. I know that there were plenty of times that God could have left me in one of those painful chapters but His compassion and mercy said, "she will come out". I want you to get this embedded in your spirit, that you can never do anything that will cause God to leave you. The only way that you will get the Lord God to leave you, is if you deny the Holy Spirit. God is with you through the bad chapters, the chapters that aren't so bad, and the good chapters. The stronger your relationship with God becomes, the more victorious you will become in your chapters of life. The next time you are in prayer, ask the Lord God to guide you as you go through your next chapter of life.
Words like trials; temptations, refining, and testing are written more than 200 times in the bible. You are always beings tested. During those times that you are being tested, the Lord God is observing your character, successes, failures, and disappointments. He wants to see how you handle those situations in your life. A very important test is how you act when you can’t feel God’s presence, when you are going through a tough struggle in your life. The bible says, “God keeps His promises, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, He will give you the strength to endure it, and will provide you with a way out.”
Hallelujah, thank you Jesus!
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