Where oh where has the little blogger gone???

Good question. 🙂

In the past few weeks I’ve been busy. I’ve been attending Community College while living my senior year in highschool, working part-time, and being super involved in student leadership in my youth group…both as a “student leader” and as a co-conspiritor on the worship team.

A few weeks ago, I had an experience which really put me down in the dumps. Really badly. I had a hard time coping after that, and when I wanted to turn to my friends, I realized I’d been relying on one certian friend a little too much. Also, considering that one certain friend is an amazing guy, didn’t help the fact that I’m daily reminding myself that I’m not dating in highschool. Ugh. So I started to really pull away from this particular friend.

However, he has always been my “third brother” (the other 2 being biological), and has been there when no one else has. So amid the struggle with the tough experience, I was dealing with friend problems, and another friend told me to “get over [the guy]”.

On top of that, my parents started restricting everything I do even more now that I have my license, and things were so super tough at home. I’m an extrovert. My parents are both introverts, as is my older brother. So trying to explain why it’s so important for me to spend time with my friends, and that I’m not “escaping” from my family, is really hard.

So here I was, feeling sorry for myself, and telling myself that i had a right to be an angry person. After all, the event I went through would have been great if the other people hadn’t been so terrible. And I would be so happy if it weren’t for that guy who makes me miserable since I’m not dating. And my parents are so restrictive, I mean, who lives with that kind of stuff anymore?????

And then, on the way to school, it hit me. God is above all this. He is beautiful. He is wonderful. He is powerful, and caring. God is the reason I’m here. His son died so that I can find peace and contentment in him and him alone. He gave me the great guy friend, he allowed me to get my license, and he blessed me by letting the event occur–despite the people who were there.

Who am I to be down in the dumps? What right do I have to complain because everything isn’t “fine and rosy”?

Answer: I don’t.

I’ve picked out a passage to memorize again. It’s one of those encouraging sections that you need to hear every once in a while…

Praise the Lord, o my soul, all my inmost being, praise His holy name.

Praise the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits.

Who forgives all your sins, and heals all your iniquities.

Who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with love and compassion.

Who satisfies your desires with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalm 103:1-5 (NIV)

So, to close, I pray for everyone who reads this. I pray that if you don’t know Jesus, that you will meet him and have a personal relationship with him. I pray that if you do know Jesus, that you will continue to walk with him, and your faith will flourish.



October 30, 2008. Lessons from God.

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