From here to exile…

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I went to Church on Wednesday night and the Pastor’s sermon was based on the hit movie “Slum dog Millionaire”. To be honest, I have had no desire to see this movie. The only advertisement I have seen is a big group dancing in what appears to be a subway platform. Again, I may not have a clue what I am talking about. The pastor described the main character as growing up in the slums of India only to win the jackpot. He related this story to the one of Joseph. Joseph was falsely accused and thrown into prison which he remained for two years. He was thrown into a pit of despair and had to wait (patiently) for God. Eventually, he reached his destiny…his jackpot!

Very much do I feel like Joseph! Mistreated by people who have no remorse or compassion for human error. People keep telling me to “shake it off” and remember that God has my back, but my broken heart over powers their words. I recognize their words are the truth, but I feel stuck, weighted down, and abandoned.

Someone once said that when you are down to nothing, God is up to something. I fight with so much intensity to believe those words and be consumed by them. I have to also remember that every event of my life has been ordained by God and will lead me to my own jackpot. Jeremiah 29:14 says, “I will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you, declares the Lord. I will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” I pray that one day redemption will be added to my testimony. If you feel that you are falsely imprisoned, take hope that your God is up to something good!

Love in Christ,
Nichole

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