Every life is a story. A book written by you. Lived by you. Determined by you. What is yours about?
Mine has been a roller coaster ride! Up—down—twists—-upside down! But thankfully, years ago….I found Someone to ride that roller coaster of life.
As a rule, I DO NOT LIKE roller coasters. I have only been on two in my life. Promised myself there would not be a third. It’s just not my thing. It wouldn’t be featured in my book. Too many sharp curves. Too many steep hills and then…..doooowwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnn you go…..and it is so fast it takes your breath away and you scream!
Sometimes life is that way. You are thrown a curve, the hill you were going up seems to disappear and suddenly…..the bottom falls out from under you. What do you do?
Glad you asked….
Call on the name of the Lord. Psalm 145:18-19 says “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.”
Verse 14 of the same chapter says “The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.”
When you fall…it is not the end. The enemy wants you to think that. He wants you to believe you are so covered with the filth of this world (sin), that you could never approach the throne of God again…that’s what he wants you to think. If you believe it then your book title would be “I Believed a Lie”. Not a very good title. Doesn’t sound like one I’d want to read.
One of the prayers of David recorded in Psalm 86:15-17 tells us that David knew and believed that the Lord was compassionate…a God that would not turn His back on us when we fall…
“But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant. Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.”
Don’t be mislead by anyone. God is ready to hear your repentant prayer. He is waiting for you to be honest with Him. He will help you up, wipe you off, dry your tears and hold you close. The title of your story can now be “I’ve Been Made Clean!”
Spend time with Him. In His Word you will find the peace that you need. At His feet you will find rest and healing. For mind, body and spirit.
. . . “Following Him”. . .that would be my choice for a title.
The above post came from the archives of “Renewed Day by Day”. It was one of several I have written for our youth group blog.
10 thoughts on “What’s the Title of YOUR Book?”
Amen my dear friend. Precious rest and healing, He is my all in all.
Angie, great encouragement. Thanks, today I needed that. My husband has been discouraged about financial strain, and his discouragement seems to rub off on me. I speak words of hope and faith, but his countanance wears on me. So thanks.>>I think my title would be: >Priveleged Daughter Of The King>subtitled: Amazed By Grace
What a wonderful post! Thank you for these rich words. >And I’m with you about roller coasters, too.>>I love all the pictures you have on your blog right now. Rich in heritage and flowing with love.
Oh Angie – is it true? Are you really going to She Speaks!!!???!!! We can actually MEET! I am so excited! Wow – I thought I was excited before – now I am over the moon!
I hate roller coasters and did not get on them much at all, even as a young girl……Some how going up and down and round and round and then DOWN did not appeal to me…….. I wonder if I had gotten on them a few times in my young years it would have prepared me for the “life” coaster……… Maybe not……. I am so sorry to say that I had to ride a lot of those life ones until I met the Savior……….. Oh ….. it did not prevent the “life” coasters from showing up but He sure made it easier to ride………. I am guessing that those things will be around until we are caught up!!!!!!!!!! Whew…….. now that will be a ride!!!!!!!!!>>Hugs x0x0x0x0 >Denise
The peace that surpasses human understanding is such an important part of Living Well. Thank you for sharing today.>Mama Bear
Thank you, Angie…> I’m still riding the coaster!!! There has been a lot lately to cause me,and my family to ride it.>I really needed the encouragement today!!! Won’t go into details!!! It’s just too much!! Please keep us in your prayers!!
What a beautiful reminder. As I read your post I so identified with the rollercoater…although until a few years ago I LOVED them. But LIVING them is another whole story – not quite as much fun!>>My title would have to be: The Journey of Being Set Free
Angie,>>What a great question, what would the title of my book be….hmmm…I think it would be >>He makes all things new.>>I am so grateful that He loved me enough to change me from the inside out.>>Praise God!>>Blessings, Joanne>>I just loved this post, I sure hope I find you at the She Speaks conference.
Amen to that, Angie. You know, I always find comfort in the Psalms. No matter how bad my day might go, if I just think of any of the Psalms, I get back on track.>Blessings to you and yours…