It is true, you know. The stars are always shining brightly above us but we can't usually see them during the brightness of the day. Sometimes we will catch a glimpse of something like the planet Venus but for the most part, no. Oh, but the darker the night sky grows, the brighter the stars in the sky shine.
They tell me there are places where the stars cannot be seen at all in the night sky due to "light pollution". There is certainly light pollution where I live but not to that degree! I remember being out on the prairie though and the night sky is spectacular! Surrounded by darkness, the night sky shines!
You were in a slimy pit, and I am so appreciative that you are reaching out to others who find themselves in a pit. I like:
Psa 40:2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
What I like most about this passage in the NIV and others is the word "lifted". Because the word "lifted" means to me that Jesus was down in the pit next to me (you). He put His strong hands about my waist and lifted me (you) up.
Why would He do that, except that He thinks we're wonderful, loves us enough to go down there and lift us up.
I imagine you have lifted several people with this blog, too. Thanks for writing.
Whilst i was broken and bruised in every area of my life back in 2003/04, i can now stand tall in who i am and I can say that I know i serve a God who says I AM BEAUTIFUL. I know i serve a God who MADE ME IN HIS IMAGE. i know i serve a God who wants to be apart of every area of my life. I know i serve a God who has far better plans for me then i could ever plan for myself. I know i serve a God who i can trust on the good days and trust on the bad days and I know i serve a God who loves me and accepts me just as i am and that is far more important than anything else.
Or... to put it another way... you know whom you believe and are persuaded that he is able to keep that which you have committed unto him against that day when you meet him face to face. I love this blog, Sweets, it is so full of truth and promise. Thank you for sharing another facet of the Shani we all know and love.
hey lovely ones.
thanks for all the encouragement and the bible verses and just everything ya do in general.
If i might say so myself.. ive come a long way in the past few years and ive learned that dark times dont last forever.
He is good when there is nothing good in me :)
Blessings guys :D