Sunday, March 3, 2019

It's Your Breathe, In Our Lungs

This weekend was incredible. It started with a trip to Brooklyn Teen Challenge Friday night for coffeehouse, where a lot of my closest friends met the Lord years ago. It was amazing and bittersweet to be there and think about the people they were when they walked in for the first time. You wouldn't even recognise the people they are today. They were made completely new. As I sat with their kids while they led worship, I couldn't help but be so in awe of God and what he did for them. Not only would those adorable little humans not exist if it wasn't for the restoration God did in their lives, but they wouldn't be the people they are today without him. They've blessed my life so much and I could never thank him enough. It's so encouraging to know that he delivered them from suicide, depression, self harm, addiction, and so much more. Things I struggled with once myself. And to see them now..It just gives you so much hope.

We had an amazing time and the road trip there and back was so much fun. We got delicious pizza from Emily's, fought with a glass bottle of coke for like an hour because we didn't have a bottle opener and I'm SO stubborn, (God's still working on that, haha.) I woke up a few times on the way home to them singing ridiculous songs, and had a great time just being with them. I could cry when I think about how much God blessed me with these people.

Saturday I spent with two great friends at the Roosevelt Field Mall, and we really had an amazing time exploring (its literally giant, we definitely got lost a few times) and I had the best chai tea latte I've ever had recommended by a friend at Sip This in Valley Stream.

Times like this when things are just amazing it truly makes me appreciate God's presence in my life not only in the highs, but in the lows. Some people tend to forget about him when things are going well but for me..all I can think is how different it used to be and how grateful I am that I even have friends to experience life with. I used to have nothing. I'm pretty blessed.

It's Sunday, and the day has started beautifully. I woke up to birds chirping and the weather is amazing. Sunday's are my favourite. I wake up early and have hours to spend with the Lord before church. My drive to get coffee this morning alone was so sweet. Even as I write this my heart feels swollen with gratitude for how blessed I really am. And to think there was ever a time I wanted to die..

I truly pray that if you're struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts today, that God opens your eyes the way he did mine. There's so much to be grateful for.

In a few minutes I leave to pick up my best friend and take her to church with me, so we can worship our Savior together. It doesn't get much better than that.

"Each day is God's gift. It's all you get in exchange for the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily!
Ecclesiastes 9:9-11 MSG


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