Are you happy now?
“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”
With that being said, I do believe that knowing God and who He is to me gives me happiness. This year I have been growing tremendously in my spiritual walk, and it has brought more and more happiness each and every day. It was tough getting to this point. I had obstacle after obstacle, yet after every obstacle I found happiness. One of the biggest obstacles I faced this year was my wedding.
After countless months of begging and mentioning, the love of my life proposed to me on March 25th. I spent the rest of the months up until our wedding date (July 28th) overcoming a huge fear of mine, stress. Planning for your big day is no joke. Finding money to buy materials, communicating a theme that I didn’t have in mind, and prioritizing myself were big burdens on me. Becoming an emotional wreck and burning myself out was my fear and always at the forefront of my mind. However, I got through it putting it all in God’s hands.
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
1 Peter 5:7
Because I let God have control, everything started coming together beautifully. By the time we confirmed our union, I had experienced more joy preparing than I did bumps in the road. Everything went smoothly. God showed me so much through that. He revealed how stress-free life can be when I give my stress and anxiety to Him. I live every day with that now.
I am now living with my husband while growing in marriage every day, enjoying the fellowship of a new church home, working a new job that I prayed for, preparing for an education in something I actually take joy in and learning my way around a new city. Every little thing I go through, I learn something new about God and my walk with Him.
I am growing spiritually. That’s the only happiness I seek.
Yes, I am happy now.