by Wesley English
I was frightened. I had been walking far away from God and I knew it. He had every right to punish me, to make my life horrible to leave me a bitter, depressed man. At every turn I expected tragedy to fall upon me, but as time wore on nothing happened.
At the peak of my fear, my life suddenly got better.
I got accepted to the college I most wanted to attend. I started dating a wonderful godly girl. My dad found a medicine that took away most of the pain from his disease. I won an award in writing. My best friend and I reconciled.
All this happened within a couple weeks during which time the fear remained. Finally, I broke down and dropped to my knees before God. I had expected Him to hurt me for my unfaithfulness, but instead God showed me kindness and mercy. Facing such love, I could no longer hide from God; I had to worship Him for his great character.
I cried out to God and repented of my walking away from Him.
Since then I have grown in my faith and I am no longer surprised God brought me back to Him by showing me kindness. Iím in awe that He would when I deserve to be struck down, but not surprised. Iíve learned it is Godís nature to love us while weíre far away Ė after all, Jesus died for us while we were still sinners.
Giving Back to Spirit
How often do you find yourself worrying or obsessing about a
problem only to be reminded to give it back to Spirit/God.
It's not difficult when we get caught up in everyday life, to
take back what we have given to our Higher Power.