TRANSPARENCY and the Unfinished Post (Very Sure Of This…Part Two)

It’s been a couple of months since I wrote “part one” of this particularly humiliating post.   God has been at work in my life since the actual penning of the following:

  

Transparency is not my best trait- I’m extremely critical of my own heart- I’m learning to let the lessons God teaches to me be a testimony of His Amazing Love and Mercy.  I dare not (sit back and) allow His Work be in vain. 

In my last post (Part One) I began to describe an event which allowed me to see and feel God’s Grace like never before.  Heavy dust was settling and so was the guilt.  I had exposed some very ugly truths about myself. At the time, I was terrified of God because I couldn’t imagine He was anything other than furious at me for my disgraceful words and actions towards Him. 

Here was His reply to my relentless pleads for His forgiveness:

“For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime;  weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”  Psalm 30:5

WHAT AN AMAZING AND MERCIFUL FATHER! Now, I will strive be extremely transparent with my faith and share my heart in the hope that my stubborn lack of faith and trust might be a lesson learned. In my lowest moments I couldn’t imagine anyone having the ability to understand my humiliation and intense feelings of disgrace. I felt so very alone.  Agony. 

My prayer, as I write this, is that my testimony and lessons from God might be a comfort and an encouragement to someone experiencing similar trials. 

4/15/15:  

Looking back, I rejoice! That pain has brought me to a new and fresh relationship with my Father. That pain has brought me a new kind of peace. I’m not saying I’m not experiencing trials on a constant basis- that would mean I’m writing this post from Heaven. One fact to never take lightly:  The devil is always going to be on the prowl as long as this world is still limping to it’s finish. The Full Armor of God is a MUST.

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”  -Ephesians 6:11

When going through bitter trials, peace and joy can seem so unattainable and unimaginable (even to a person who desperately wants to be able to smile for just one minute.)  That’s my experience, anyway. 

May God bless you with His Peace that absolutely surpasses your understanding!

Humbly,

Greta


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  1. I can sure hear your heart, Greta..I’ve heard so much about transparency and I’ve sought grace to do it his way and not my own. And still seeking, but improving! I enjoyed reading your post..

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