My God shall be forever praised
For He has taught my heart to sing
“He Lifted Me.”
He bore my sins upon His cross—
“I Stand Amazed.”
His greatest loss, my highest gain,
This now shall be my glad refrain:
“Hiding in Thee.”
And now I know that I need fear no harm,
For I am safely held in His strong arm.
September 16, 2017 ~ Decathlon
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For the past several days I’ve shared the truth of my dark past. Depression does not haunt me now, for the love and light of the Lord Jesus Christ cast the fear and darkness out of my heart. Do I still have hard times? Of course! We all do. Every day the sun sets and darkness falls. Every morning the sun rises and light shines again. To everyone the rain clouds come, the lightning flashes and the thunder claps, but when the storm is over, the butterflies flit about once more, the birds resume their singing, and the flowers blossom more fully.
Every day that I open my eyes is one more reason to praise God. I have pain almost daily from migraines. The dead do not feel pain—but neither do they feel joy. I don’t know about you, but I choose joy with pain over senseless death. Granted, for the believer in Christ, death is passage into eternal life with Him in glory. And that day will come when He is ready for me. But until then I will go on singing God’s praises and thanking Him for every day that He allows me to live, knowing that I am held in His loving embrace and protected from all harm by His strong and loving arms.
Photo taken in Sapphire Valley, North Carolina, 2013.