When I was a teenager, I began to study the Bible…probably more than some young people my age; but little did I know at the time; that these moments of study were keeping me going, during some very difficult times in my life.
One verse that caught my eye, as a young girl; is found in Matthew 10:39 and we read… “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”
At that young of an age, I really never fully understood this Bible verse; but it still seemed to stick with me throughout my life, until I actually began to live this verse. As each painful moment came into my life and as each loving desire left, God was taking all the brokenness in my life, and He was piecing it together, so I could have the heart He desired...a heart that could understand and care for others who live in despair.
You know…it’s amazing how we see loss. Moments such as these have a way of taking a person down to the place, where it’s almost impossible to get back up…believe me, I know…but over time; God did show me that loss is actually the greatest way to experience something even greater with God. In fact, I see it…as though the chambers of our hearts have been emptied; so there is more room for God to move in and do so much more within our lives…and that is exactly what He did for me.
Now, as I sit here writing you, I don’t regret the loss that has taken place in my life; because I have something greater…and that is a heart that is completely occupied by God…praise Him!!