So guess what I learned? Everything always catches back up to you, the past, your mistakes. No matter how hard or fast you run away from things, it’ll catch up eventually. Or, you’ll stop running, and then it’ll just be sitting next to you.
Sometimes sorry isn’t enough. Sometimes, even after you tell the truth, secrets can’t stay secrets. Sometimes, there are consequences after you’ve been forgiven.
Truth is, we’ll all have to suffer the consequences of our actions. Those consequences aren’t always going to be pretty, but what I see is this: Even though the consequences are tough, God puts you through these consequences to teach you your lesson.
A lot of the time, we are forgiven, just to be found making the same error over and over. That’s when we haven’t learned our lesson. That’s the purpose of a consequence. However, what I believe is that God won’t ever put you through a consequence you can’t handle. Yes, it may be a rough patch at the time, but in the end what’s the outcome? You become a better person and learn from your mistakes because of it.
Something such as trust, which is something that is easily broken, harder to gain, is an example. It’s hard stuff to learn, go through, and understand. Trust, I still don’t completely understand it.
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” -1 Corinthians 10:13
Although this verse is specifically talking about temptation, temptation and consequence are quite similar. When we fall for temptation, we recieve a consequence. That consequence, is something God will provide a way out for.
Sometimes you don’t know what’s going to happen. Sometimes you don’t know why God is putting you through ‘crap like this’. Yes, I agree it’s hard on the inside. I try my best to just glue on a smile and laugh to cover it up, but really, the best thing is to cry to God and let it out. Let it out, and start fresh with yourselves and God, because that’s what matters. Your relationship with God.
And just know, God will do anything and everything for your better. Because guess what? You have a purpose to fulfill in this world. 🙂
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28
Jesus loves you. If only we could love like him.