Reflections Before Bedtime #14


By: Gabriela Yareliz

I was just reflecting on the past couple of weeks. Man, 2015 has been so intense. It has been a test for me; mentally, spiritually and physically. This past week, I almost missed class twice because my body ignored all alarms, and I kept sleeping. Exhausted much?

My 90-day Bible Challenge has been such a huge blessing for me. Every day, I read something that touches me so deeply; something I need that day. I have often been moved to tears by the beauty I have found in my intense reading of the scriptures. I have had many prayers answered, and as all relationships go, it’s a constant walk and growing. God is so good to us in that He reveals Himself to us, and He reveals things He wants for us and things He wants to accomplish through us. I am in a crucial turning point in my life, and God has been speaking to me every day through different readings, music and people.

There is still so much distance to cover, but when we are most scared, God Himself shows up to not only guide us but to personally walk with us.

I just wanted to say, thank God for tears that cleanse the system and mind from doubt, anger, sadness, negativity and weight; and for the salt in our tears that preserves our hope. Thank God for a God who pursues us and guards us like a shepherd with sheep. Thank God for scripture that cuts open our souls like a two-edge sword and at the same time binds our bruises and wounds.

And thank God for the loving, listening ear that inspires and takes our hand and holds on tight; thank you mom.

The journey continues, and it is still hard and filled with uncertainty, but something changes when you are shown you are not alone.

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Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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