I’m Writing From Redemption. A recent post explains:
James 1:2-4 states: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”.
Pure joy? Pure meaning complete, total, nothing less than perfect joy….in a trial? Your kidding me, right? How about complete anguish, total distress and nothing less than sheer agony. That is how I have endured my trials. Well, with those emotions and chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.
I have realized something through this journey. Maybe it’s time passing, indifference or maybe it’s that maturity that he is talking about but I can look at where I am, look at where I’ve been and see the process for what it is. An amazing agenda formed from my choices and God’s grace which all lead to this grand orchestrated intent for my life. It makes sense to me now.
Pure Joy, oh yeah. Joy that God does not waste a wound. Joy that I can be redeemed and that my suffering, in time, will all make complete sense. The greatest joy is that I am loved, forgiven and sanctified by a God that let’s me choose, but won’t let me go.
About me? I am a child of God, redeemed yet incomplete. This blog is my journey.
Ok, really about me: I love to write. There is not a topic that is off limits so be warned that I will give my opinion on just about anything.
I recently left my role as Associate Director of Care at Sandals Church, an amazing church where being real with ourselves, others and God is our mission, to pursue my dream of writing and ministering to women and girls.
I have an amazing husband, Danny. Two beautiful and talented daughters, PerryAnn and Gracie and two dogs, Tucker and Indy.
This is a site where adult opinions will be expressed. The thoughts and views are my own and not those of my husband, family or anyone affiliated with Sandals Church other than me.