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Monday, February 14 2022

A New Ending, or Beginning?


God wasn’t afraid to start over and begin again. We must follow his example. Do not fear, as there are no wrong turns, only paths we didn’t know we were meant to walk. As the end of 2021 drew near, I encountered several life changing experiences. I had a choice to make, a path to walk in which I had no idea where it would take me. I could stop and dwell on the new ending. However, I decided after much prayer and guidance from the Holy Spirit to take a path towards new beginnings. This path that I never expected to walk or had known I was meant to walk has taken me to a place that I have never experienced. God promises us that he will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5.) His word also says that he will go with us (Deuteronomy 31:6.) We do not have to face tomorrow, or our fears alone. As I walked this path, I found out how much I was loved, how many people cared, the numerous friends I had, and the friendships that developed, the relationships, the pure untainted love. This was impossible to just happen. God had helped me walk through the door to my new beginning. To an ending of or a new beginning to a life that I had never experienced. To a life much like what may be “Heavenly.” The best I could ever recall. (Romans 8:28) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. God has given me the gifts of my wonderful church family and a very special friend. So much more than I could even imagine. Psalm 37:4-6 (4) Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (5) Commit your way to the Lord; Trust in Him and He will do this (6) He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindications like the noonday sun.


Many miracles have happened in the last several months in my life. Some of you that are reading this have been a part of them. I have prayed endlessly for many years for a certain level of happiness; a relationship unlike most or above average.  An ending that may not have been advantageous to my well-being came suddenly without much warning. No, this was not an ending. This was God answering my prayers. It was the beginning of all I had prayed for. Everything was so perfect it was difficult to believe. 

Look for the endings or new beginnings in your life. Find that happiness that God wants you to have. If you need help walking that path, the Stephen Ministers are here to walk it with you.

Prayer for Today

Lord God of Mercy,

May your love shine upon us like the noon sun. Please hold our hands as we walk the paths we were meant to take. You know our heart’s desire better than ourselves. Please bring endings to any darkness, bitterness, or unhealthy addictions, so that we may have a new beginning. So that we can live the life you want us to live, with much love and happiness. We pray this through your son’s name, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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