Breathe… This is what I must constantly tell myself whenever I become anxious. After overcoming years of Job-like trials I’ve found myself consistently in a heightened state of awareness. Constantly looking over my shoulder expecting a problem to surface. Thankfully nothing has, however, I feel completely justified over the smallest of occurrences.
Breathe… “1,2,3,4,5.” It’s become a routine of sorts. Air expanding in and out of my lungs reminding me to calm down and place it all in God’s hands. “The storm is over” I’ve often told myself and that peace is attainable.
“The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.” Psalm 103:6
Job’s life didn’t remain in a state of conflict and strife. The bible clearly tells us that after he forgave his friends by praying for them God increased all that he had lost “twofold” (42:10).
“You turn things around!” Isaiah 29:16
This is where I find myself now. The recipient of so much mercy and grace that I am often overwhelmed. The old saints used to say in times past “trouble don’t last always.” A statement I now know to be true firsthand.
I look forward to life and all the joy it brings. I equally look forward to godly friendships and every blessing that accompanies the overcoming life.
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