Reflections on Forgiveness

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭NIV

Many times, I become concerned because “things” are not progressing as quickly as I think they should or could. The best I can do is slow down and wait for God’s timing. When I try to rush events, I will experience problems and even failures. God’s Timing is perfect.

Thinking about the times I have felt lost and like I am up against an immovable force, I realize that God has a purpose for everything I go through. Sometimes it is because I need to change what I am doing or even stop doing something. I know and believe God doesn’t want me to suffer, but HE wants me to love Him, follow Him, and rely on only Him. The spiritual side of me is in total agreement; however, the human side has difficulty submitting to total submission! God knows my heart, and He is always with me!

Often, through the years, I have had an opportunity to share with others an experience I had because I had encountered a situation which was hurtful to me. I think God allows us to suffer because our paths will cross with someone who needs our encouragement. Also, I know I have problems and insecurities which need healing. I want to be the best ME I can be.

Reading and studying the Bible is an amazing blessing! When I flounder and stumble, I have a deep desire to bury myself in God’s Word where I feel God’s Presence. I make mistakes, ask forgiveness, and move forward with God’s Help. Just as Our Heavenly Father chastised, corrected, punished, and forgave His Children, I believe He does the same to me because He truly desires my presence in Heaven. He wants all of us to be more like Jesus.

Please pray for me, as I am praying for you! Amen 🙏🏻

About Hester Guest

I am a retired teacher. I love spending time with my children, grandchildren, and friends. Reading, studying my Bible, sewing, and playing games on my computer, phone, or tablet fill my spare time. Jesus is my Saviour!
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