A friend of mine way back from Junior High (Thank you Facebook) married a Pastor and he wrote a book. How cool is that? It gets even cooler, she sent me 3 autographed copies so that I can somehow formulate a devotional off this book and then give them away at MOPs. Even cooler, right? This is a great book. It seems to come along side of everything else I have been learning about recently in church, couples Bible study and our MOPs Bible study. It just fits perfectly. Over this past weekend the thing that has resinated with me the most has been "pressing on". Crap happens. Lots of really crappy things happen to everyone. Leave them in the past. Move on. Press on. Learn from them and leave them the heck alone. Seriously. If they linger, they will give us fear for the future. Do not let the horrible. awful, no good things from the past get in the way of what God wants for you. God is your biggest fan, He wants far better things for us than we can even imagine. Crazy thought, right? So, seriously, get over it, life is hard, it's going to keep being hard, but through trials come tribulation. Good always comes from bad. I can list countless really bad things that have happened in my life that have resulted in really amazing gifts. Have faith and trust that God will take care of you and do not get in the way of Him helping you.
A while back I saved this devotion because I thought it was so great and so fitting for my family.