I’ve mentioned that I journal, a Lot. On average, I go through one notebook a month.
If I didn’t go through them from time to time and toss them out, my children would be cursing me when I’m no longer here on earth! We don’t want that.
Going through old journals can be bittersweet.
But, you have to take it all with a grain of salt. Keep in mind that you not in the same place you were when you wrote those entries.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17 ESV)
I found one entry with a bucket list of projects we wanted to do for our new house and things I wanted to buy.
Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you aren’t moving forward? You might even think God hasn’t been there for you.
When I read the entry with our bucket list of projects, I was surprised at how much we’ve already done, and how Good God has been to us!
Although I do toss my journals, for the sake of my kids’ future sanity, I’m happy I happened upon this one.
It showed me the goodness of God that I can trust today and every day.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
So yes, read them. Laugh, Cry, and Discover. And then save your kids a headache and throw them out.
Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey