Ezra 9:10, 15 "And now, our God, after all this what can we say for ourselves? For we have thrown your commands to the wind, the commands you gave us through your servants the prophets..." "...Look at us, openly standing here, guilty before you. No one can last long like this."
I had a rough week, ending in raw confession. The cool thing is, even when we mess up, are at our lowest of lows (or so we think) God extends his merciful hand of grace. Who else will do that for us? Our friends, our spouses, our kids? Maybe, if they are capable, sometimes, but not ALWAYS. Only God can do that for us unconditionally, at all times. It is so cool how God can take these times in the valley and refine our character. It is like...the next time I climb this mountain, I will be even stronger due to my fall in the valley. I am so thankful for a God who loves me, forgives me, and refines me in my rawness. Thank you Father.
Love, your daughter