“I’m going by the upper road, for that still holds the sun
I’m climbing through night’s pastures where the starry rivers run;
If you should think to seek me in my old dark abode,
You’ll find this writing on the door,
“She’s on the Upper Road.” (selected)
We sit and weep in vain, while the voice of the Almighty tells us to never stop moving upward and onward. (Streams in the Desert)”
God is in Heaven and I am walking on the Upper Road and before I turn to the right or the left I will stop and listen for God’s voice saying “This is the way; walk in it”. (Isaiah 30:21)
Tomorrow I will continue my journey upward in the knowledge that it is through the trials, the hardships, the pain, the disappointments, the joy, the happiness, the blessings – that it is through all these things I am growing into a woman God can be proud of and rejoice over.
It is because of my past – the good past, the not so good past and the awful past – that I have searched my soul and assessed my character and realized that change and growth is needed. I have more empathy towards others and judge far less. I am able to forgive easier (especially myself), I am able to write about His faithfulness. I am able to love deeper because the hurt and pain have somehow shaped me into a more caring person.
I have witnessed that He is a God who still performs miracles, that He is a God with the most wonderful sense of humor. I am able to be more open and honest with others. AND it is because of this past that I am able to look forward to the future with joy and hope and courage because my future is encompassed by Him.