The beginning of 2016 was heartbreaking. It was a difficult time and sometimes there were simply no words for what was happening. I wanted so desperately for someone to “fix” what was going on, but it was in that moment I realized there was no one that could fix it, but my belief in Jesus would help me to continue to live and move forward.
This year was difficult, but it has also been filled with a lot of healing, growth, and strength. I could look back on this year and think about how I finally found some answers. I’ve finally found my peace. I finally found forgiveness. I’ve finally surrendered all to God and I trust Him with everything. The lesson learned this year was one filled with complete trust in God.
But it seems everything I gained this year came at a cost. A price that a lot of people wouldn’t be willing to pay. It was so much more than saying I trusted God, I actually had to trust God. It was a costly lesson that was greater than just words spoken, I have had to live through it every day.
Sometimes when I face another difficult moment in life I just remind myself what I’ve overcome. I remind myself what Christ overcame.
It makes me think about the cost of having a Savior born into this world. The cost that Mary and Joseph had to pay in order to be the earthly parents of Jesus. It makes me think about how after Jesus was born Herod wanted him dead so he ordered all males 2 years old and under to be murdered.
The cost of having a Savior isn’t free, but the price has already been paid.
This advent season we can dwell on the loss we have experienced in life and we can focus on the pain of it all. Or we can focus on the fact that everything can have a purpose in our life if we allow it. We may have paid a high cost in order to be where we are today, but the price has already been paid. The best we can do is honor whatever, or whomever we lost, with the life that we live from here on out. The price was most definitely high, but the price has already been paid. Let’s live a life of honor for all of those painful memories, and painful losses.
Praise The Lord He strengthens us as we walk out this priceless life we live.
P.S. My gift to you is the Ephesians 6:10 scripture image shown at the top of this post. Just download, print, cut out, and enjoy!
Download by clicking on this link: Advent Day 18 Scripture Image Download
Love is selfless and it is constantly pursuing ways to bridge the gap of disconnection in the world. Love brings freedom, not only to us, but also to those around us. When we are walking in love we desire the best for people. In this four week mini Bible Study come and explore what unconditional love looks like in your life today.