Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In Other Words Tuesday


"Throughout the history of God's people, as given to us in the Bible, we see that life is a test. We have before us the option to trust God "no matter what," or to walk away from Him. To walk away from God is to leave the fragments of our dreams in pieces on the floor, but to trust Him is to let God pick up the pieces, and make us whole again. When we choose to let Him make us whole again, He will make our lives more beautiful than before." In pieces on the floor, such powerful words. I have been in broken pieces more than once in my lifetime, after my stepfather abused me, after finding out I could never be a mother, after my momma died, and after cutting myself repeatedly. But, did I choose to walk away from God? Did I quit trusting Him, or loving Him? Absolutely not!! Each time my heart has been broken into a million little pieces, and the pieces are laying scattered at my feet, I cry out to my Father. I run to Him, and crawl up in His lap, where I always find sweet peace, and much comfort. He gently picks up, one by one , the broken pieces of my life, and makes me brand new, better than ever. He is my ultimate healer, and I will forever praise Him.

15 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

You posted: "To walk away from God is to leave the fragments of our dreams in pieces"....forever beautiful.

You never cease to amaze me with your words, with your heart, with your whole being!!!

Your blog is outstanding!!

Robyn said...

Such a sweet testimony Denise. Your faith always amazes me. You've been through so much but you're still crawling into the lap of Jesus!! What a beautiful picture.

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Denise,
This is such a powerful post for today. I have strayed away from GOD several times, but he has always been there to welcome me back to him. I have had scattered pieces and a broken heart as well and GOD has been there for me to make me all better and new again. You have such a beautiful way of putting things my friend and I so enjoy visiting you. You are a wonderful person and I am truly proud to call you my FRIEND. Take care my friend and have a great afternoon. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

twinklemom said...

Denise, *HUGS* God bless you always!

You speak with such sweetness and honesty that is inspiring and encouraging!!

Susan said...

Denise,

You've been through more then many, and yet your love for Jesus keeps shinning through!

Thanks for sharing your words of hope.

MiPa said...

Blessings Denise. Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie W said...

Denise, You have such a strong testimony of God's overcoming power in life's storms. Bless you and thank you for sharing your heart today! You blessed my heart.
Bonnie

Shari said...

I think that this post will be a great comfort to women who have gone through or are going through a similar situation. Your example of continuing to trust God is wonderful. I'm so glad that you were able to feel His comfort.

Melanie said...

You have been through so much. I know your story will be helpful to others who have similar stories.

Debbie said...

Nice post, Denise. Love you!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Comforting post Denise! Thanks for sharing your heart!

Karen said...

You are so right - God is our ultimate Healer in everyway! Thanks so much for sharing!

Hope you have a great day!
Karen
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Karen said...

You are so right - God is our ultimate Healer in everyway! Thanks so much for sharing!

Hope you have a great day!
Karen
www.homesteadblogger.com/tagblog

Christina said...

You have truly been a faithful daughter and through all the trials you have overcome you have become a beacon of light who now encourages the rest of us. Thank You you are a sweet woman and your blog encourages me every day.

Bernadine said...

I'm so happy that our heavenly father is always willing to put the broken pieces of our lives back together again.
As always, thanks for sharing.