He is always ready and 100% willing to take you back in His arms, no matter what you did or didn’t do, no matter how many times you rejected Him, no matter what anyone says. You are cherished by your Father in Heaven, beyond reason or explanation.
Deuteronomy 30:3 (MSG)
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of the Miami Heat in the locker room before the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on November 27, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Each person is faced with her own journey in life, full of challenges and joys—all planned out for reasons that are usually unknown to us but fully known to God. This is the Truth. Our hardships and struggles are specifically and intentionally set before us in such a way that they simply cannot be compared from person to person. Though my heart acknowledges this, my mind often forgets; and, as a result, I wrestle with God about the course that my life has taken. I fail to trust Him as I should and consequently lose sight of my true identity and from where it originates… I fail to remind myself that He desires what is best for me, His beloved.
Nonetheless, God is good. He loves me and absolutely nothing can separate me from Him. Despite my emotions, despite my struggles, despite my wild and runaway thoughts, God is with me and chooses me as His daughter. Knowing this, there is always reason to smile.