Yesterday, I noticed that a good friend of mine posted an image on her Instagram.
The image was the picture below, that says, “… People talk about my driving, but did you die?
I chuckled, laughed, and liked the post.
In the quiet, I reflected and thought of all of the things I’ve complained about; things that I heard other people complain about.
Failing tests/papers/classes, being broke, car accidents, being in bad relationships, being sick, being diagnosed with deadly diseases or ailments, being raped, being hurt, spraining both ankles, spouse cheating … So many things things that may make you wanna cry for days. Idk, maybe you did cry for days.
-But as people of God, at the end of the day, we are not dead; the Lord has given us a way of escape!
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it (I Corinthians 10:13).
-At the end of the situation, He has delivered us!
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle (Psalm 140:7).
-He is our refuge and our strength and our help!
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
God is saying that He has saved us for a time such as this! Stand up straight, put your head up, and walk on. Don’t waste your life. God has given you a second chance, now do something with it!
I am humbled and honored to say, that I have been through a many things but, no, I did not die.
I am not minimizing the significance of what happened, but I give God glory for seeing something in us and for saving us for a time such as this. I give God praise for his love, grace, favor, and mercy. I am thankful for his patience, and kindness for these things are overflowing and unmerited.