Life can be tricky as we try to determine the balance between our memories of the past, our present state, and our hope for the future. Each part is an important component of our life. For many years, I tried to forget or even deny the past because of many painful memories associated with those times in my life, but then I realized that every bit of my past, whether it brings joy or pain, contributed to who I am today. Even in the very hardest moments of my life, I can look back and see where God was guiding me, comforting me, and holding me up when I could not stand on my own.
When I look back and see the evidence of God’s faithfulness, I receive courage to confront each day and to face the future. God hasn’t ever once turned His back in me in almost 50 years of living, and I can be confident that he will accompany through every moment until I get to see Him face to face at the end of my life on earth.
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