Saturday, August 6, 2016

Frustrating Changes

So much change has happened in my life since my last post. There's been some loss and some gain. One notable loss is my old blog: For a good year and a half I wrote God focused content for my blog, and I am sad to say that all of it is lost, unsalvageable, blast into oblivion. I poured a lot of time and effort into that blog, and it has been really hard to grasp that by making a few silly mistakes, I have nothing to show for my efforts. But that is how life goes sometimes, and I am left to trust God with the remnants, which is this blog, the very place I started over three years ago.

Over the past few years, God has blessed me with a godly husband, and a beautiful baby boy. I thought marriage would change me, but it is amazing how much more so parenting has changed my perspective on so many things. I hope I will never be the person I was before, but I am also learning how easy it is for my sinful nature to creep into and control my thoughts and behaviors.

Among other things, I have also finished out my classes for my degree majoring in both Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling from the College of Biblical Studies (try saying that three times fast!).

Over the years, I have faced a lot of heartache, losing and gaining a lot of friends. Through it all, I have learned how deeply God can change me, and how quickly I can revert back to my old ways. It feels like a never ending roller coaster.

At times it seems so unreal how much changes as life goes on. But in pressing forward, I try to hold onto the truth of Who never changes, no matter how much life does:

Psalm 118:1 (ESV)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
for His steadfast love endures forever!