The other day, I received some news that seemingly gave me my wish, yet how the news was delivered was so abrasive it took its joy. I ran to my favorite coping mechanism, shut down, and woe is me. Although I did visit both shutdown and woe, I am happy to write it was a short visit. I then turn to my new coping mechanism prayer. The truth of knowing Christ is what allowed me the wisdom to turn to Him and cut my visit short. I was then able to refocus on the blessing despite the delivery. God heard me, and He reached down and rescued me. He gave me the strength to pull myself together and then I encouraged someone else. This was truly a but God moment.
Later that day, I received an unexpected phone call that allowed me the opportunity to remind someone else about the mercy, grace, and goodness of God. Because of God’s grace, I was able to point this person back to Christ for their hope. I love the way God loves me; he will use past things to heal me and comfort others. Truth is we are created to be interdependent on each other, and a large part of that is acceptance. In life, there are healthy and unhealthy options, and acceptance is no exception to the rule. 1 Samuel 15:24 gives a picture of unhealthy acceptance. It states, “Then Saul said to