Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sadness, Anger, and Self-Control: After My Jonah Day

Yesterday may have ended well, but I think it was my saddest, most gut-wrenching birthday ever. Life gets messy sometimes and the fall out from extreme emotions is huge.

Right now it is a lot of extreme emotions and only sometimes logic, coherence, order, decorum and self control. The big emotions are anger and sadness.

Forgiveness is a journey. Love is a destination that welcomes you in. Peace and joy are God’s forever promises. In the midst of trials, the sky may darken, but joy comes in the morning!

Jesus carried me last night, close to his chest, all the way up to the summit. Later we will return to the Valley,  but for now I am going to enjoy the breathtaking view!

Despite all my anger, I do have hope in Christ. I have the seal of the Holy Spirit, guaranteeing my inheritance. When this journey is over, I know my final destination. The new heavens and earth will be beyond anything I can ever imagine!

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ!

3 comments:

Mrs. Gryce said...

Praying for God's peace for you, no matter what circumstances you may find yourself in. May He continue the process of flushing out the hurt and anger so that in the end, you can be more of the woman He wants you to be. I highly recommend reading "Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge" by Dr. Laura.

Suzanne den Boer said...

Thanks Donna! I appreciate your prayers, friendship and guidance! You are one wise woman of God!

Suzanne den Boer said...

I will definitely be in the area at some point, and make a point to drop in! Don't worry I will give fair warning. Would love to catch up with you and meet Mr. Gryce too!