I have to show you what came in. I won a contest from 60piggies. I had to pick a phrase/ verse/ date to put on a charm necklace.
After deliberating an embarrassing length of time, I emailed her back and confessed that I was still thinking. How can someone who has so much to say on a blog not be able to even find ONE thing to say on a necklace?
I prayed about it. Nothing came. I knew it had to be a verse of hope. I was trying to remember what verses were especially helpful to me in dark times. Ah yes, now I remember.
I settled on this verse: Isa 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
This verse has special meaning to me. When I was in the midst of post-pardum depression and all the encompasses being in a deep dark hole, I felt like I was walking through deep waters. I felt like the waves of circumstances were trying to drown me out, but I called unto the Lord with this verse.
He heard me and delivered me.
I don't normally get personal about that kind of thing, but I think that the reason I laugh so easily now is because I have been through the waters and the fire (in a sense) and survived. The few trials that I've had are nothing compared to some, but they were as much as I could handle. Nothing more. nothing less. God directed and planned.
I can not imagine going through this life without him and his promise that
I will be with you..