It's amazing for me to think about how far I've come. My life is so wonderful right now. The Lord has blessed me beyond measure, and I don't deserve it. I went through times that I haunted me every single day, and now I can barely remember them. The thoughts of those times are a distant memory. It is such a blessing that the old saying is true... time actually does heal all wounds.
I didn't realize until last night how far I've come from where I was. A friend talked to me to tell me she was heading for a divorce because her husband was cheating on her. First of all, my heart goes out to her, and she is in my prayers. But my initial reaction to her news surprised me. You would think my 'been there, done that' side would've come out and I would totally relate to everything she said, but that's not what happened...
...When she first told me the news, I wanted to stick my fingers in my ears and say "la la la la la la la la la....." I didn't want to hear it. I couldn't stand more bad news. I've hit a point where I cringe at tragedy. I don't want to feel the pains of the world anymore. It's unbearable.
But if that wasn't surprising enough, my second thought surprised me even more!!!..... My second thought was "I'm so glad I'm with a man that will never do that to me."
Yep.... I was back to the mindset of thinking: "That's something that happens to other people, not me."
It's almost as if I had completely forgotten about the fact that two years ago I was her.
I've been in her shoes, and I can't even relate to it anymore.
The pain is gone. The residual effects are washed away. I'm a happy, joyful person that is in love, and it makes everything else fade away.
Like it never even happened.
My heart is healed, and so full of love.
The Lord is so good to me! I don't deserve it, but I'm so thankful for it.
Please do me a favor tonight.... If you are in a marriage with a God-fearing spouse, thank the Lord for them. Then please say a prayer for my friend, as will I.