By Reba Haley

Unfortunately, our society perpetuates instant everything. Instant grits, coffee, hair weave, fingernails, weight loss and almost everything is built on instant gratification.

However, present instant gratification could result in pleasure for a moment and misery for a lifetime. If we desire healthy marriages, families and children, someone must change. The majority of people want the blessings of God, but few want the cross.

God is constantly challenging us daily to be more like Him. In this life weeping will endure for a moment, but joy will come in the morning.  Maybe, not tomorrow morning, but joy is guaranteed to rise in your heart after a season of suffering.  Nothing occurs by happenstance. When we don’t understand God’s ways, we can trust His heart.

People come and go in your life.  It is said that people come into our lives for reasons, seasons or a lifetime, but sometimes they are allowed to stay beyond their assignment.

Sadly, many call themselves your friends, but they are jealous, unhealthy, mean and selfish. Today, if people want to leave, let them go. Let go of the pain of rejection, resentment and feelings of abandonment. God will send people in your life that will bless and celebrate you!

Today let it go and move forward. Surrender, your life to the will of God.  Realize within your own strength you can do nothing, but through Christ you can do all things.  All things are possible, if you just believe. God is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He never changes.

His love and forgiveness remains constant and unconditional.  You are justified by faith and chosen in the beloved. He knows your struggles, insecurities, pains and hurts.  God is able to heal your broken heart. Is there anything to hard for God?

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you “ (I Peter 5:7 KJV)


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Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.