5/17/08

It's supposed to be the best years of my life.....isn't it?

Almost nine months ago I stepped foot into this place we call high school. But what I didn't know stepping though the doorway, was that I was also stepping into a land filled with so much drama, doubt, and death. Things happened this year, that I never would have thought would. I was blown away. I couldn't believe the change a summer could make. My class went from having sleep-overs with a group of girls, to sleeping with one whom they claim to love. We went from thinking not being able to see someone for a day was as bad as them dieing, to actually not being able to see our friends because they died. We went from thinking our life was so rough we would just stay in our rooms all night to thinking our life is so bad we should end our lives. What happened?

So many have forgotten the faith of their childhood. They left it at the door as they entered High School. They say they're too cool, or it's just for the weak. They don't remember what it felt like. To just be held by the Heavenly Father. My friends, He hasn't forgotten you. I know it's been such a hard year for so many people. And even though so many things have been torn away from you, there is one thing that can never be taken away. It's God. He wants to help you. Actually, He wants to help you carry your burdens. Matthew 11:28-30 says: "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. You will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light". I don't know what is going on in your life right now, but God does. Just like when you were a child, and your daddy pick you up in his arms and all of your worries melted in his hands, your Heavenly Father wants to do the same. Run to Him, His arms are open.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen! It's crazy to think about all the things that have happened this year. Sad to see all the people who have changed, and not for the better. I'm so glad to have a friend like you that I can go to and we are both on the same level of thinking. I hope to be there for you a lot more than I have been this year. This life is definitly not an easy one to get right, actually ever day I have to work at trying to get things right, but it's worth it the trials and struggles. There worth it to see how God has helped me grow over the course of different events, to see how He's working in a friends life who hasn't quite yet realized they need God but you can tell they are searching for answers. I'm so amazed when I actually slow down enough to see what's going on around me to see how God is working in my life and those around me. Sometimes it's hard not to get caught up in the different problems and difficulties going on in this world. Each day I learn something new but not because I'm getting smarter or actually paid attention in class, but because God has taught me something or helped me remember something that could be easily overlooked. I love you girly. Keep living your life for our Lord and loving others they way He would. God Bless.
-Willster

HIS Princess said...

Hey girl!
Wow, what a great post--this is exactly what I needed today. Great thoughts....I always enjoy checking out what you have to say. Love ya!

Emily

Nancy said...

Great words of encouragement, wisdom, and balance. I believe the enemy targets the young because they have tremendous potential. You are an example of that potential in action Kaytlynn. May the Lord use you to reach those who have lost their focus in order to bring them back to Him!

Blessings,
Nancy