Lamentations 3:22-24 states, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
Over the past several months this verse has made an incredible impact on my life. As a Christian I have always known that my hope and trust is in the Lord, but all too often I dismiss that fact, unfortunately. However, the last five months have been the hardest and most difficult time in my life so far. It has been during these months that this verse has been engraved into my heart and has changed my perspective on life. Without getting into many details, MY plan for MY life changed five months ago and I lost a very special part of my heart and my life. While I have the most amazing family and friends and support system, they have been unable to really satisfy my questions, doubts, or sadness. My trust has truly been in the Lord and He is my portion. While I have struggled recently, I have also experienced some wonderful milestones in my life. I graduated from Liberty University with my M.A.T. in Elementary Education this past December and I am now a licensed teacher! I also started working out this semester and I love it! It gives me something to do and it makes me feel good about myself and my health. I realize that my problem has been that I have tried to control my life and I have not allowed the Lord to really have control. He has shown me that his mercies are new every morning and that the tears may come at night, but joy does, in fact, come in the morning.
I have started this blog thanks to my friend Lindsey and I'm really not sure what I'm going to talk about. However, this is another "beginning" and I'm excited about it. The Lord is good and I know that I will be okay and that His plan in perfect and will be revealed in His time. Until then, I will strive to remember His faithfulness!