Sometimes people move out of our lives quietly without explanation and we are left to wonder…
The enemy comes in and plays on all our insecurities, whispering carefully chosen words to make us doubt ourselves. We begin to question the integrity of the one who moved away from us, twist and distort the goodness and kind words exchanged.
Experiencing this at different times in my life, I came to trust people less. I became closed, chosing to have an expectation that people would not stick around.
God continues to open my heart on this amazing journey and challenges all of my beliefs and attitudes about people and community.
When I think of my Lord and Savior Jesus, the One I follow, I remember how He calls us to love one another and to bear one another’s burdens. It is then I choose to believe the best. I choose to believe when someone walks out of my life, I imagine them walking closely with the Holy Spirit, following as He directs.
I choose to believe they will find healing and resolution as they walk out the perfect will of the Lord for their life, the path He has prepared for them to serve in His Kingdom, glorifying His name.
When I choose to focus on love and kindness, believe in the best of who I know they are in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I feel perfect peace and know they are in God’s loving hands. I see them clearly as a brother or sister in Christ and I find these thoughts have become a prayer.
I choose to believe God is good and rest in the knowledge they love and serve Him. I choose to believe that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purposes. I rest in the peace that passes all understanding, and smile for the time shared, loving our Lord and praying for one another. ~♡