Over the last few years I have lost family and acquaintances, and it has made me think, "If I left today, where would I go?" One scripture that gets me through everything is when God says He would never put more on us than we can bare. To me that means, if I couldn't handle it, He wouldn't have allowed it. So I know that I am strong and it is through Christ who strengthens me.
God is loving and merciful. Every morning that I rise is due to him. Every accident, almost kidnapping, close rapes and molestation attempts were all avoided because of Him. I believe He spared my life so that I had the chance to get it right! Also, so that I would recognize who He is and give Him all the glory. Ten years ago, if my time had ran out, where would I have gone? I would not have been heaven bound. But He continues to spare my life so that I have a chance to do things the way He wants me too. He allowed me to grow so that I can remember to make His will my own. As you live you learn, you grow.
So please remember to thank Him for every thing you do. Even when things aren't going they way you want them to, know that that is His way of protecting you and sparing you. Didn't get the car, man, house, woman, job or money you set out for? Don't worry about it. It was not for you. He closed that door and opened a window. Just turn around and look.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. So take notice of your life and your blessings. Make everyday count. If you left here today would you be Heaven bound?