My Focus Shifted Back

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♕ Today's Promise: "For your husband is your Creator, the LORD of hosts - that is his name, and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel - he will be called the God of all the earth. For the LORD has called you as a deserted wife and despondent, as a young wife when she was forsaken, says your God." Isaiah 54:5-6

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☊ PRAISE from Tiara

Many of us struggle on our journey, especially on anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, and other occasions that we would normally spend with our earthly husband, and we may then have some memories or feel negative thoughts more strongly. I know that I have struggled with it and I have read about it in other praises.

I would like to share how my Heavenly Husband helped me change my perspective on such occasions and not focus on what I do not have and how it was, but on the fact that I have a Husband with whom I can spend this time exceptionally. And then, instead of sadness, there is excitement and joy, because everything is always the best with Him.

The last such occasion was Valentine's Day. I didn't celebrate it in years, and last year I was frustrated and sad because I expected something from Alan after our relationship had improved a lot and we had spent time together, but of course I was disappointed. My focus shifted back to him, which always ends badly.

This year I didn't expect anything from him, I didn't know if we would be doing something special with my Heavenly Husband, but I had a desire to do something together. I had a vision, but in the end I didn't know if it would come to fruition. Anyway, I dressed up nicely for my Husband and because of some events He led me to go to the city center by bike and an outline of a plan appeared in my head what we will do as soon as I done my errand.

The bike ride alone and the sunny weather in a winter month was a gift, I love it. After settling the matter, he took me to my favorite cafe, although I was apparently alone, I know that He was with me, I did not feel lonely. I ordered a delicious dessert and coffee and listened to our first love songs that sparked fond memories and joy in my heart. I read His promises and wrote in my journal similar thoughts as I write down here. How can I now enjoy these special occasions with Him instead of falling into self-pity and sorrow?

After that we went to the store to get the flowers, they were supposed to be roses at first, but they weren't very pretty and we found a small potted plant with beautiful pink flowers in a little pink pot that is shaped like a heart. It was the last one, I know it was waiting for me there from Him. Now this plant reminds me of this wonderful day. I got home during a sunset and we spent the rest of the day singing love songs and watching an inspirational film together. It was a beautiful day, I felt loved and happy by Him, and I did not think about anything else.

This year we also spent New Year's Eve just the two of us and it was just as nice. My birthday is approaching and negative thoughts don't even come anymore, I'm excited about what my Husband is going to plan and how we will spend this time.

Dear bride, I would like to encourage you, if you are still struggling with such days, occasions, I believe that the key to spending them joyfully is to focus on our Heavenly Husband, on how we can spend this time with Him, letting go of what takes away our joy. You are not alone, and He is the best Husband each of us desires. In the past, if I read such a praise, it would probably be strange to me, but now I cannot imagine living my life in another way.

"For your husband is your Creator, the LORD of hosts - that is his name, and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel - he will be called the God of all the earth. For the LORD has called you as a deserted wife and despondent, as a young wife when she was forsaken, says your God "Isaiah 54:5-6

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