Sunshine Girl handed me a paper on Sunday after church. I looked at her art work and then I read the words:
The Bible is true.
I thought about these words on the ride home as I reflected back over the past few weeks…even the past few years of my life.
Have I been living my life like the Bible is true?
Did I really believe that?
I had said those words numerous times myself over my lifetime. Yet some days, it seems like I didn’t believe the Words of God.
Last Saturday, the day after I posted this post, I woke up with a whole new attitude. In those few hours between that post which I posted while in deep despair, I was feeling renewed and even joyful.
Was it the prayers of family and friends?
That could very well be.
But it was also the realization of where my problems lie.
Yes, those problems…my bad attitude, my anger, my lack of trust…those problems came from…
And the root of my problem…the reason that this Christ follower who has been given the gifts of grace and mercy beyond comprehension was living in a dry desert – well that can only be summed up with these statements:
I did not choose joy.
I was not fully trusting in the words of God.
Over just this past week, I have seen some things happen in my life that were truly just as the Bible says. I am always amazed when I see God’s word in action.
And I can tell you this. This post here is quite an indicator that the following words are true:
“a crushed spirit dries up the bones”
we can not omit the first part of that verse…the part that gives us hope…
“A cheerful heart is good medicine”.
And that, my friends, is very true.
Thank you for the words of encouragement here in the comments, in my email, and by word of mouth. I appreciate your prayers and your encouragement.