On my phone is a little app called Google photos and with this app Google takes all my photos that I have taken at specific times and will remind me of times in my life.
Lately it has been a reminder of what my children have been through with surgeries, therapies, etc. All I see when I look at those photos is the faithfulness of the Lord. Sometimes when I look at Google photos, I see heartache. I see text messages to those that I care about including my husband and how I reacted to situations, needed forgiveness, and how life has changed. These moments get me down as they are filled with regret, especially the ones missing my family a year ago.
Then I look at life now, I wake up every day to the sound of my children running or walking, hopefully down the hallway. I hear the sound of laughter, fighting, and sometimes even tears. I see their smiles, get the best hugs, and get reminded of how much I missed but not only that but how blessed I am. I am blessed to have my family under one roof again. I am blessed to have my husband with all his flaws and all of mine to work on this marriage that was blessed by the Lord. I look back but then I’m reminded of that verse in Philippians 3:12-14
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.I press forward, I look back and see the sorrows and the victories and I’m grateful. So I encourage to look back when you need to, but look forward.
Remember the goodness of God, count your blessings, and remember GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH YOU YET!! Have a blessed Saturday!!