By Christy Rallens.
Time to get honest.
I have struggled the past four months. I have been angry. I have been short tempered. At God, at myself, at everyone.
Many of you may not know, we lost a baby back on June 15th. This baby was so wanted, loved, and cherished. God took that little one home to be with Him.
I have been so angry at God for taking our little one away from us. I questioned His faithfulness. I questioned His love. I questioned my faith. Was this a punishment? What did I do to deserve this? Why would God take away something so precious?
But in all of this, He is GOOD. He has had this in His plan since the beginning of time. I do not want this to focus on the loss. I want to focus on the fact that God is so good. He is perfect, and He has a perfect plan.
We all have times in our lives that put us through fire. This fire refines us and purifies us. God is refining us for His glory, not our own.
After reading Psalms 66:10-12 I had the realization that while whatever I am going through may be hard, God is good. I will walk through the fire with a renewed spirit knowing He has given us life abundantly.
For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
– Psalm 66:10-12 ESV
Christy is a stay at home mom to 2 little girls. Christy and Luke have been attending Grace Hills since January 2015.
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