I am thankful that i do not decide my future. God does. Left to myself, my journey would have been smooth sailing in spiritually shallow waters. My life would have been filled with temporary pleasures and perpetual emptiness. So today, when i think back over the instances when God said no, despite my begging, i am thankful. Though some refusals have left an ache in my soul, i would not seek to reverse them because i often see purpose in them, but more importantly because i know that He will always do what is best for me. Even when i don’t understand why, i trust that God has a purpose in my pain.
— The Scars That Have Shaped Me