First things first, I want to wish my sweet baby girl a happy 2-year adoption birthday! Morgan came into our lives on August 16, 2010. She has made MY life so much brighter and happier since becoming a part of our family. I’m so thankful we were able to rescue her from the Last Day Dog Rescue two years ago. I believe we have made her life so much happier, just as she has done for us.
I love you, Morgan!
“…it just hurts, you know. I feel like God’s punishing me… like, maybe if I hadn’t replaced my relationship with God with my relationship with Bryce, God wouldn’t have allowed us to break up.” It had been almost 4 weeks since Kelly and Bryce broke off their 3-year relationship. As she and I drove down the road we discussed the past events that were still fresh in her mind and heavy on her heart. “…and I know it’s probably stupid of me, but I can’t help but wish things were different with him and I. I wish that in time we would get back together… and maybe even get married one day.” Heartbreak was evident all over her face as a couple tears trickled down her cheeks.
As her friend I knew what I wanted to say, but I also knew that my saying it wouldn’t help anything at all. I was quiet for a few moments before I finally spoke…
“We’re always so quick to assume that just because we’re going through a hard time it’s because God’s punishing us. You know… we always think He’s “judging” us for something wrong that we did. Well, I don’t think that’s how God works. In fact, I know that’s not how God works. He’ll never punish or judge me for something I did because that was settled 2000+ years ago when Jesus hung on the cross for my sin! That’s the whole point of Him crying “It is finished!” Sure, there will be consequences for our sin, but God didn’t cause them; WE caused them… God just allowed them.”