While I was ironing the boys clothes this morning, in the quiet of the day, I started thinking back over my life. And I reflected upon one constant – the Hand of God has been interwoven into the fabric of my life. I have often heard older people say, “If I die today, it will be okay, because God has been good to me.” As I pass the 40 year mark, I can now truly appreciate what they were saying. As I look back over my life events, they have been marked by joyous highs and some terrible lows, some “I can do anything!” times to “Oh Lord, what am I gonna do?” times, to what I call a status quo life, nothing too high or low going on, just regular life. But through it all, He has been there, loving me when I wasn’t paying Him no mind, protecting me when I had no thought of protecting myself, guiding me when I had no clue of what to do, listening as I poured out my troubles, allowing trials to enter my life so that I could be strengthened. On the flip side, He has also been there to bless my dreams to come to pass, to give me a gift of the love of family and friends, to allow me to bless others through the words He gives me to give to others. So, in my heart of hearts, I feel like He is not through with me yet, that there is still much that He expects me to do, but like our elders say, if He takes me today, I won’t complain, because the Hand of God has been on me.
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Keischa Pruden hails from Eastern North Carolina and is a self-proclaimed country girl. She is a wife, mother of 2, licensed therapist, and published author. In her free time, Keischa enjoys listening to music of various genres, reading urban novels (her guilty pleasure), and writing for online publications such as The Mighty, which offers encouragement and a voice for those with special needs, and Notes and Narratives. View all posts by keischapruden