“Sometimes God allows folks to walk away from you when it’s darkest in your life to keep them from throwing shade when the sun starts to shine.” — Anonymous

“A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Occasionally, when we are going through what seems to be the most difficult times in our lives; the people we thought were really in our corner begin to fade like distant lights in the night. We just don’t seem to understand how they could bail on us when we needed them most. I suggest to you that it is all in your perception. We must always be cognizant of the fact that everyone we meet on this journey is not akin to our destiny; no matter how much they proclaim their love for us or promise to always be there. Remember what Jesus told Peter? “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” (Matthew 26:34 NKJV)

Just remember when going through your Valley of the Shadow of Death there is sunlight at its end. So don’t pitch a tent of self-pity and claim residency there or you will always be going through and never getting out to see the sunshine of your destiny.

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace! 

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  1. You do have a way with words! I love the image of pitching a tent of self pity and claiming residency there. I can think of times when I have done that, and you’re right, the only way that ends well is to burn the tent, forgive the bailers, and move on!

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    • Amen. And severing those relationships is not always easy even though it is the right thing to do. Especially if you received instruction from the Lord and try going in the opposite direction… Sometimes you just have to throw Jonah off your boat!

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