Everlasting Strength!

      It’s amazing to see how God has worked in my life the past four years—not only in my physical life but also in my spiritual life. 

On August 31, 2011, I had surgery on my legs. My bones were twisted. During the previous year I had been hurting when I walked, so I had this surgery to straighten my bones. At that time I was 18, had just graduated from high school, and didn’t really know what God had planned next for me. 

Little did I know, God would allow me to start writing a blog in March of 2012, or that He would give me desire to start painting again and start my own business called “Silent Inspirations.” 

A couple of days after I had my surgery, I thought, “This is going to be a long journey.” Yes, it took a long time to regain the strength in my legs. I had to do therapy every day for a while. Did I enjoy it? No, I dreaded going! But I knew there would be an end to this trial I was going through. 

During this time, I learned how to depend upon the Lord. It was my decision to make time for my relationship with God. My parents didn’t make me do it. It was a choice I alone had to make. I knew I couldn’t go through this on my own. I found a reference I wrote down in my journal. A few days before my surgery I wrote a long entry, including Isaiah 26:2-4, which says, 

‘Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. 
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:’

Did I completely comprehend those verses at the time? No, but I knew I would soon. I learned that the Lord JEHOVAH is my everlasting strength.

I hope this post points you to God. That’s one of the reasons I started writing Going Through Trials With God. I want my life to bring glory and honor to the Lord. I don’t want to write in a way where I lift myself up and then I mention God at the end. No, I would like to show you what God started through my life, through every post I write. I hope you enjoy getting to know me better as a growing Christian and that you’re growing along with me. I hope the Lord encourages and blesses you as you read through this blog. 

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