[He did it]

[He did it]

The Bible verse for today was from Psalms:

You did it: you changed wild lament into whirling dance;
You ripped off my black mourning band and decked me with wildflowers.
I’m about to burst with song;
I can’t keep quiet about you.
God, my God, I can’t thank you enough.

Psalm 30:11-12, MSG

When I read the passage, I mentally returned to a “life journey” exercise that Sam and I were asked to do at our premarital counseling.

The task was to think back about our life in stages and share what we have experienced in every stage, for example from 8 to 12 years old, or from 23 and up.

I looked at the blank piece of paper and traveled down the memory line.

Most of my life was marked by happy occasions. However, there was a tough period when I was in my mid-teens when my cousin moved away, and my grandma and my aunt died. It was a time for a mental shake-up. Things stabilized later in the years, but the next stage where I felt like a failure was when so many of my friends started getting married and having kids. And there I was – alone.

There were two years of asking, pleading, mumbling, grumbling, getting angry at God. “Is something wrong? Should I fix something? Why?”

Then my cat had a stroke, and we had to put her down in May. If there was yet an absolute low I reached in my 27 years of life, it was the week after we put Liz down.

And now it’s just half a year later. 

“You did it. You changed wild lament into whirling dance. God, I can’t thank You enough.”

I am thankful. 


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