Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.
-Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms

I found this quote in a wonderful book. And it really hit him me hard. We become strong by being broken.

My back has been out the last two weeks and I was woke early this morning by the pain. I rode my exercise bike for awhile and watched John Hagee on TV. For those who don't know him he is a preacher in Texas. His sermon tied in with the quote I had found.

The words he spoke this morning touched me deeply. He talked about how we are put through trials so God can make us strong. One of his quotes today was : "Adversity is God's University."

He gave an example of how he and his wife had visited a potters shop. He asked the potter how he knew when the piece he was working on was done. The potter told him he would take the piece out of the fire while it was red hot, he then would flick it at a certain spot and if it sang it was done.

That spoke to me.

It has been hard the last few months for me to be happy during adversity. But God has given me peace in the last week. Even in my physical pain.

It has also been extremely hard for me to get over my past. But today I made a resolution to overcome. I want to leave it behind me. I will not be overcome by it. I will find the solution for my life through Christ.

I know everything will not be solved over night. But I am working on it. I am determined not to give up.

If anyone is going through a tough time please know that you are an over comer. I have felt like the weakest person alive at times. But God is making me strong and he will make you strong too.

xoxo Nita


Laurie in Ca. said...

I love this Nita and I love you too girl. Your spirit is growing through this and it is so evident in your words. I am cheering you on sweetie and praying for you as you overcome the hardest obstacles one could be challenged with here on earth. You are a blessing to me and I love you. Step by step, you are getting through.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Donna said...

Walking beside you Daily sweetie!!!((((HUG))))

Barb said...

Well said, and great for you for the AA (Attitude Adjustment) as my Mom would say.
I think we all understand how hard life is sometimes, and although we can know with our heads what choices to make, and how we should be, sometimes it takes our hearts awhile to follow.

Barbara Jean

Annette said...

yes we do grow stronger everyday, sometimes we just don't see that we are, but I sure can tell you are by your writing, I love your attitude about it all. you be careful riding your bike, just ride for a short time and walking will help strengthen your back too, just small trips a couple times of day, and ICE it! I'm a HUGE fan of ice, when muscles hurt, and I'm speaking from experience(broken angel & a strain/sprain back)well be praying for your back, nothing worse than a sore back, uh sweetie?
Love ya~

The Feathered Nest said...

You are amazing to me Nita...and I don't know if you realize what a testimony you are to so, so very many ~ your spirit, your faith in our loving God, your resilience shows your love for Him ~ these are earthly troubles and one day we will not deal with any of this but will rest at His feet!!! You are my hero sweet friend, hugs and and feel good, xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Nita, you are overcoming! You are here today as a testiment of God's love. I love how you continue working through things, your faith that you share, and your heart! I see such progress in you all the time. Your willingness to come back again and again and to not give up is so inspiring. Girl, like Dawn said, You are my hero!!

Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

You are always an encouragement to others.

kimberly said...

you are encouragement!

Karen said...

This post spoke to my heart, because that truth is the one God has shown to me over the past several years. If I had not been truly broken, I would not have seen and known Christ. This is something that I needed to be reminded of today. The stronger we think we are becoming, the more often we need to be reminded of why we are stronger. I pray that God will surround you and bless you as you bless all of your blog friends with your words!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Nita! I've been thinking of you! I just haven't been blogging and visiting much either! You are making it one day at a step at a go girl!


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