A New Chapter
Do you read novels? Have you ever been reading a book and the story has turned dark or tragic and you just can’t wait to get to the next chapter, hoping for an outcome of happiness and joy? Our lives are a novel. We are all part of a story. Most of us have gone through dark or tragic times and we look forward to turning the page to a new chapter. We must remember when we are in the darkness God is with us.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Prov. 3:5&6
The word “trust” is a key word in this Proverb. Rebuilding trust can be a challenge in itself. Turning towards our savior and trusting in HIM, with all of our heart, is truly the most important thing to remember in times of struggle. We know for sure that HE will never let us down and that HE is always there for us. Knowing and believing are what separates us from our spiritual walk. We “know” because we believe but when we are in the depths of darkness “believing” is the struggle. But, in our story, there is JESUS. HE longs for a relationship with us, especially when we are struggling. HE desires to comfort us. HE wants us to know that HE is walking with us through every journey in our lives…the good times and the bad times. HE is part of every chapter of our novel.
The seasons of the year are reminders that we all go through seasons in life. Each of our chapters is a new season. They represent times for growth and rebirth. We are about to turn the page into a new season. Spring. The whole idea of what the season of spring represents is truly about HOPE. We know that we will see many changes as spring approaches. Trees will begin to bud and leaves will sprout. Flowers will break through the soil and the grass will start to turn green. The temperatures will warm and again life will be present and abundant outdoors.
This is also the season of Easter. The resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He came to earth for us. He entered a world full of sin and darkness. He was present among us. He taught us that He was the way, the truth and the light. He asked us to follow Him. He was hung on a cross. He was beaten. His blood was shed. He died. We are forgiven. He was resurrected. He is alive. We have the hope of living eternally with Him.
Celebrate the hope you have in Jesus as you enter the next chapter of your life today. Be blessed this Easter season. Welcome a new beginning with gratitude and joy for we are children of the Creator and the Redeemer. Allow your light to shine.
The end of this chapter is the beginning of the next one…
Disclaimer: This blog was written by my husband, Tim, who has been experiencing one of life’s challenges.