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

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