On this day of independence

 I sit here looking at how my life has become what it is.

 

I am happy to say that I am at peace, as I know I’m right where God wants me to be today. However, I still feel deep pain in my heart as I look at what is not in my life right now. This I know will change, not on my time, but on God’s time. I stand here today a new creation as one of God’s children freely saved only by the grace of God, in the death and resurrection of his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

Even though I have pain in my heart that is ok, as I know Jesus you’re standing with me. I might not be celebrating this day of independence with my earthly family, however I am celebrating my freedom with my Lord and Savior for giving me a new life in Christ, I am thankful Jesus for you giving your life up on that cross so I did not have to pay the costly price of death for my sins, as you shed your blood on that cross, not only for me, but for the whole world.

Today as I do everyday, I’ve placed my pain on that very same cross, so I know that I will get through this day by the grace of God. No pain that I could ever encounter, would ever be more then Christ went through on His last day here on earth, and why did he have to bare this pain so we would not have to die for our sins and be separated from God. God always wanted to have a relationship with us, that why they created us in their likeness.

I can tell you today, I kind of understand how God felt being separated from his children, that because I am separated from my children. I would have loved spending my independence day with them as it’s now been 5 years since the last time I saw my children. However, I am grateful that over the past 5 years, I’ve gotten to talk to them over the phone, and for that I am very grateful. Furthermore, I also have faith that one day I will have them back in my life, just not when I want it, but whenever God wills it to be.

Here on earth forgiveness is not always part of people’s daily walk, and I understand that, and that why I’ve have turned this over to God. I have faith that God has forgiven me, as I have confessed all my sins to him and asked for his forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

So as I said I am at peace, that is because as promised God has sent his Comforter to be with me, I am now grateful to be able to seek him for acceptance of things, which I have no control over. Knowingly now that God dose in fact has wonderful things planed for me, and that I am one of his children saved only by grace.

Written for the glory of God

On July 4, 2012

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