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A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. ~ Proverbs, 17:22, ESV
Right around six months after my husband left, I was getting ready for work and I realized suddenly that I was humming. I was humming because I was happy! Genuinely, bubbling-over, crazy-in-the head happy!
Let’s just say it had been a while.
I found myself awake at night, not because I was worried or crying or troubled about something someone said or did, but because I was excited about what God was doing. He was clearly working throughout all of this, for me and Bradley, and I wanted to tell everyone I knew: We are happy!
This is still a process. I knew there would still be days that ate at me and life was not always going to be peachy-keen. But the bad days were not as frequent anymore, and I felt like I could breathe.
In the beginning, it was icky every day. Then it was every other day. Then it spread out a bit more. The crisis point had passed. I felt beautiful on the inside and out – empowered because of a loving and faithful God.
Good days rock. I felt thankful I could be joyful during a time of healing and rebuilding.
I hope you can, too.
Thank You for a moment of rest, Father, for a time to catch my breath and reflect on all the good that has happened. Thank You for being here always.
ACT: Take a moment to count your blessings and celebrate the good days. They will start to happen more and more frequently, especially if you are depending on Him.
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