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I’m now in the 7th decade of my journey here on earth. I came to know Christ as a very young child (4) and have walked with Him for most of my life.

At this point in my life, I am not where I thought I would be. I thought I would be a sweet little old lady who was impervious to sin. I thought I would find submitting to Jesus, something that was easy, peasy. I thought that at this point in my life, I would be immune to struggles both in my Christian life and in my ability to accept difficult things that came into my life.

I was wrong!

I thought that at this point in my life, I would be immune to struggles in my Christian life...I was wrong! Click To Tweet

In many ways, I am still the same person I was at 20. Yes, I have matured. I have grown in my ability to trust GOD. I have grown in life experience for sure. But new things keep coming up to challenge my faith. He brings new sufferings and challenges into my life that I never had to deal with before that test my endurance.    stop

I have learned more about who I am in Christ. I have learned more about His power to hold me tight during hard times. I have learned more about how big GOD is and how delightfully creative He is in solving problems and working out His good purposes.

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I have also learned how sinful I am and how frail…particularly compared with such an infinite GOD!

This journey has been wonderful in many ways. It has been a wonderful life with unexpected joys, blessings and experiences I never dreamed of. It has also included some huge disappointments, griefs and heartaches. I think most 70 year olds would say the same thing. I never get to coast through life, as much as I would like to sometimes.

But through this journey has been the knowledge that He was with me…and will continue to be. And that His faithfulness will never end.

Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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