Tonight the blog will not be very long, but it will be truthful and from my heart!
The last two years have been a whirlwind of emotions for Ashley and I. We have overcome so many trials during the course of our marriage, there were times we wondered if they would ever end. Something kept telling us there was something greater in store for us. Something pushed us to keep believing that hope was on the horizon. There was a feeling that our faith in something bigger and better than us was going to give us the answers we were looking for.
Looking back at where we were and where we are today gives me a tremendous amount of perspective. The journey, although very difficult at times, taught us so many valuable lessons that I don’t know if I would have changed any of our trials. We gained an understanding and perspective from each hurdle. We grew closer as a couple and focused more intently on our goals. Each trial brought with it an education and understanding of something we didn’t know before, or weren’t focusing on.
As we look around our home today, and see all the blessings that surround us, we know without a doubt that those trials were placed in our lives for a reason. What seemed so insurmountable and overwhelming at one point in our lives, now seems like such a small sacrifice. Still, the sacrifice wasn’t in vain, and was far more important than we once realized. Each trial brought with it a new understanding, and really a preparation of what was yet to come for us. We just didn’t know what that was at the time. Looking back now, there’s no way we would have made it this far without that preparation.
God knows us all inside and out. He created every single one of us. He knows the intents of our heart. He wants us to succeed and be happy in this life and in the one to come. As each trial came and went, we always had questions as to why, and sometimes our faith was shaken; yet as we pulled ourselves back up time and time again, we became stronger and more focused on what we truly wanted to attain in this life. God knew the intent of our hearts, and as we continually focused our faith in him, he would soon show us just how perfectly he was listening.
The hard part about this life is that we want what we want now, and sometimes we forget that things happen for a reason. Life is full of hardships and trials to teach us. But just as we have mishaps, life is full of successes as well. Our journey has been one of ups and downs without a doubt, but I honestly cant think of twenty downs that ever outweighed one up; and I have far too many ups to ever think about complaining!
I am so grateful for my Father in Heaven. He has blessed our lives forever and given us more joy that we ever knew possible in this life! Our faith that we have put in him has shown us how much he really cares for each of his children, and also how much unconditional love he has for us in his heart. I am grateful for my knowledge of God, and for my knowledge that someday when we meet again, he will embrace me with loving arms.
I hope that if any of you are struggling with any trial in your lives right now, these words will give you comfort. I also hope that my testimony in our Father in Heaven will show you that he is also there for you and anything you need. He is listening, I promise you that.
I hope you all have a wonderful evening, and know how much I love and appreciate your love and support for my family!
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