“A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built.” (My fortune cookie 05302023).
Life is a remarkable journey, filled with ups and downs, storms, and moments of uncertainty. In the face of adversity and the depths of despair, it is our faith that sustains us.
Life’s storms can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling battered and lost.
I acknowledge the turbulent moments I have faced, times when the weight of life seemed insurmountable. Yet, even in the darkest hours, God’s hand reached out, offering solace and support. It is through the storms that I discovered the unwavering love and grace of God, providing comfort and the resilience to face the challenges ahead. I weathered the storms.
There are moments in life when we find ourselves standing on the edge, teetering close to the abyss.
I reflect on my own experiences of reaching this precipice, feeling as though I was on the verge of losing myself. But in those moments of profound darkness, it was God’s unwavering presence that lifted me from the depths and restored hope. God’s love shone brightly, pulling me back from the precipice and setting me on a new path. God taught me the lessons in my journey to the abyss.
As a human, I am inherently flawed, prone to failures and doubts.
I openly acknowledge my own shortcomings, moments of weakness, and wavering faith. However, amidst the doubts, God remains a constant companion, offering understanding, forgiveness, and unwavering love. It is through these moments of weakness that I found an even deeper appreciation for God’s grace and the unyielding support that sustained me on my journey.
Through all the confusion and conflicts that life presents, God’s constant presence remains a beacon of hope and reassurance. God is my Constant. I find solace in knowing that no matter the circumstances, God is always there, a steadfast companion offering guidance and strength. God’s unwavering love and faithfulness provide a sense of security and a reminder that the journey of life is never walked alone.
How does one adequately express gratitude for the profound impact of God’s presence in life?
I ponder on this question, recognizing the limitations of human words and actions. However, I find solace in the understanding that gratitude is expressed not only through grand gestures but also through the choices I make each moment, each day.
In my own little way and in the best way that I can, I shall aspire and seek to live a life that is aligned with God’s teachings. I shall continue to spread love and smiles. I shall share the love in my heart. I shall be kind even to those who cannot be kind in return. I shall see myself in the person of the other and I shall always seek to understand the other; first. This shall be my testament of my appreciation for God’s constant presence.
So help me Holy Spirit of God that my transformation be in this lifetime.