Hello my dear brothers and sisters! I am so so sorry for not posting for a long time 😭 One of my rules that I try to follow is that I don't teach anything I don't understand or haven't gone through myself, and as I was (and am) going through a tough time, I wanted to wait for a period of time and focus on growing my relationship with God. Now, I'm not saying that I've mastered all the things I've shared in the past posts. I am NOT perfect and am no where CLOSE to perfect!
Let's think of it this way. Think of an archer. Should he teach others how to do archery if he can't even hit the board himself? But if he's learned some tricks and methods along the way and knows how to actually hit the board often, then it'd make more sense for him to give tips to others, right? The archer himself does not necessarily hit the bull's eye every single time, but that doesn't mean he can't help someone else. Now, don't get me wrong, people can still learn from the archer who can't hit the board (or the bull's eye)! But it's easier to learn - and teach - when you've done it or gone through it yourself. That's what I strive to do here.
Today I'm going to share with you all something I posted on my YouVersion (which is a great app, by the way, though I prefer to use my paper Bible) account two months ago:
Recently I’ve been going through some tough times and trials. There’s been pain, confusion, and some anger. There’s been accusations and assumptions and friendships hanging on the edge of cliffs. There’s been countless tears shed and countless prayers prayed. But through it all, I’ve been trying to remember that what other people say about me does not matter. What other people do to me does not matter. What my circumstances are- no, they don’t matter.
"I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart;
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"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all of my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."