“The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.

A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Proverbs 17: 3,10 NIV

I remember my young years that I spent trying to hold on until I found the happy place again.

Happy felt good.

Not happy…bad.

A lot of the time, something would come along when things had been going so well, and I was so happy, that just flat knocked me down and ruined everything.

And, when this incident would happen, it would feel a lot like trying to escape a fiery building, and it would seem that there was no way out.

It might even feel like I was receiving a beating that just…would… not …stop.

But, there was always a way out, and the beating would stop.

And, since I would find the place of happy again, I couldn’t “see” the hand of the One that knocked me off my happy.

Until, one day, He gave me “eyes to see”.

And that is all I have to say.

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬


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