As bad as it was, as bad as it hurt
I thank God I didn’t get what I thought that I deserved
– Carrie Underwood, “Good in Goodbye”
I am in a beautiful place.
It’s not a place that I ever imagined myself in. Actually, it’s kind of the opposite of what I thought I wanted. What I thought I deserved. What I thought would make me happy.
Happiness of this world will fade away. Joy in Christ remains.
God has given me pure joy in a season of trial. He has brought me from a place of destruction to a place of utter beauty. Because I delight in him and trust in him, and I want nothing to do with self.
And to be honest, if never getting my way means I stay in this beautiful place, then I say, “Yes, please.”
He has a beautiful plan. He is so faithful.