Morning Motivation, Even the Damaged Produce Good Fruit

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Have you ever really looked at an apple tree?  I guess some apple trees stand straight and tall.  But I am drawn to the apple trees that are crooked and bent, the ones that appear broken.  It is surprising to me that a tree that looks so damaged can produce such beautiful fruit thus making the tree itself complete.  I can’t help but compare these crooked trees to our lives.  We get beat up in so many ways in life.  The causes of pain and confusion are endless.  As we deal with difficulty, it may appear at times that we don’t have the strength to go on.   Luckily we have God who walks beside us in our times of most profound need.  Through God’s compassion and comfort, we will regain our strength.  No, we may never be the same as we were before our trauma but we are now better equipped because of it.  We are better equipped to trust God, better equipped to follow the path that God wants us to take and we are better equipped to help others on our same path.  Yes, we may be a bit worse for the wear, but that will not hinder us from producing beautiful fruit just like the apple tree.
Thank you, God!

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Hi, I am a mom, nana, and writer living in the beautiful state of NC. I was married for 37 years and then blindsided by my husband, a former pastor. After decades he filed for legal separation without a word to me. It has been a rough road coming to terms with this new life that has been chosen for me. My blog is a place where I share "The Beginning," this place I found myself, a place I did not want to be. "The Journey," the things we need to do as we traverse this new road. Lastly "The Joy," and yes there is still joy to be found even after great pain. I have finished my first book "My Story My Divorce God's Promise, The Beginning." I am in the process of writing The Journey and The Joy. Please join me on my adventure to a new life. Always remember God's Promise "I will never leave you or forsake you."

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