I think everyone has that moment in their life that they will never forget. That one moment, that one incident that will forever alter their reality and changes that person for better or worse.
If you haven’t had that moment in life trust me you will.
For me, that moment took place four years ago on a dark cold January night, much like tonight. As I think about it our bedroom was set up in almost the exact configuration.
I remember laying in my bed next to my husband. Anxiously awaiting the news he had to tell me. News that would forever shatter the happy world I once knew.
I had an affair and I have daughter she will be one next week…words no wife wants to hear. A situation no wife wants to bear.
At that moment, four years ago, my life changed. It was the worst day of my life and without a doubt the hardest year of my life.
And even though I found myself broken emotionally and mentally. God was there to comfort me spiritually.
Even in the midst of my pain and my anguish God was there through it all. His word was a constant light shining into the darkness.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.Psalm 119:105
When I felt like the wounds would never heal He reminded me that He would heal my heart.
He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.Psalm 147:3
When low self esteem tried to take me to the pits of depression He said…
…You are fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful…Psalm 139:14
I cried many tears and had many sleepless nights, but…
…weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.Psalm 30:5
And years later the weeping has subsided and has been replaced with His joy.
No, things aren’t how I want them to be, but they’re not as bad as they could be either.
When I found myself struggling with trusting those that I had once held so close He reminded me of where my trust should lie.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.Proverbs 3:5-6
When we are in consumed by the darkness in our lives, we often overlook the promises of God.
You know, human nature is funny that way, when we need him the most we often pull away from God. But it is in those times that we should draw closer not farther.
It is in His word where you will find hope for your tomorrow. It is in His word that you will remember that trouble won’t last always( 1 Peter 5:10). It is in His word that you remember that He is near the broken-hearted(Psalm 34:18).
You see no matter what you are going through God is there to comfort you. Waiting for you with outstretched arms.
For those who believe, the word of God provides us with light and hope in the midst of the storm.
Maybe you have a favorite verse that brings you comfort and hope. Please share it in the comments section.
Until Next Time,
The Crafty Afro