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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 12: Stairway To Heaven


Look back over your life

from where you

WERE

to WHERE you are today.

Would you have ever BELIEVED

that you got through __________

and ___________

and _________...

and you are still HERE?

Amazing isn't it.

What if GOD revealed to you

everything that you would experience

throughout your whole life,

before you would live it

(and I mean the NOT-SO-GOOD circumstances).

Would you have ever BELIEVED that you would have been able to

LIVE THROUGH IT?

But if you are BREATHING today,

you did LIVE,

not only THROUGH __________,

but have come out

on the other side.

Then that means

that~

You are COURAGEOUS.

You are VICTORIOUS.

You are BRAVE.

You are FEARLESS.

You are ALIVE!

Think about it.

Oh I think about it m

when I have to face the

NOT-SO-GOOD

circumstances that spring up

in one of my

SECONDS in

HERES & NOW

As it makes me

LOOK BACK

to

THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD

who

ALWAYS SHOWED UP

in the

NOT-SO-GOOD

circumstances,

so that I just don't get through them by the skin of my teeth,

but so that I became

a NEWER version of my OLD self,

because

I know that

IN ALL THINGS GOD WORKS

FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM" (Romans 8:28).

Did you catch that?

GOD WORKS ALL THINGS FOR THE GOOD.

ALL THINGS!

And that means the

NOT-SO-GOOD things

that come into your life,

Oh GOD is GOOD

because

GOD IS BEYOND GOOD

because

I wouldn't be BREATHING today

or

LOVING MY GOD

or

BE FILLED WITH THE PEACE THAT TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING

if I didn't have to go

THROUGH the NOT-SO-GOOD.

Because

it is in the

NOT-SO-GOOD

SECONDS where

GOD FOUND ME,

so that

I FOUND HIM.

How would I know

PEACE if I never experienced ANXIETY.

How would I know

ACCEPTANCE if I never experienced REJECTION.

How would I know

FORGIVENESS if I never experienced BITTERNESS.

How would I know

BREAKTHROUGH if I never experienced BREAKDOWN.

How would I know

JOY if I never experienced DESPAIR.

Oh the list goes on

because

GOD DOES WORK ALL THINGS FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.

So how would I know

THE LOVE OF GOD if I never

experienced JESUS?

I wouldn't have.

How about you?

How would you know ______________

if you never experienced _______________?

Therefore,

if you are living today in a

NOT-SO-GOOD circumstance

or if you had experienced

NOT-SO-GOOD

circumstances in the past

that you are still holding onto,

LOOK at them

as

AN OPEN DOOR

to

EXPERIENCE

"THE GOODNESS OF GOD"

(listen to the song below)


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