I woke up this morning, prayed and ended up saying to myself "Life is good." And then this happens - I cannot make these up!! Just now, ordering my mocha at the coffee shop, a woman walks behind me and says, "Hi Pete." It's Cindy from a church in Milwaukee I attended five years ago. She asks me what's new, so I share a few of the cool things that have happened in the last few months after much pain. She then shares that my name came up at her new place of employment since December, Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church. The pastor was talking to her about visitors that have come and gone, and mentions a tall, Pete...and she knows who he's talking about! And then she runs into me. Crazy!! I have tears in my eyes because God is doing what He said He would do....pull me out of the hell I was in.
You see, when my girlfriend and I broke up in October, I was going through hell. I was so down, I could barely function. Then one morning while driving to work with tears streaming down my cheeks, barely able to see, God spoke to me in a quiet, inaudible voice, saying, "I am going to pull you out of this hell, to show you the power I have to help and change you." In the state I was in, there's no way I could have just thought that. I don't mind sharing this, no matter your beliefs, because I am a witness to that Power right here and now. What's happening is personal, but also needs to be shared. These seemingly small blessings are not small at all, especially when viewed from where I was just a few short months ago. I surrendered control and am now counting on God, and....am so grateful, I have tears of joy coming down my cheeks this time, knowing God's love is winning out. Not everything is the way I want it, but He is with me. He's with you too!