As the news of Paige Patterson and his supporters begin to fade away, I have a few thoughts I’ve wanted to share for weeks.
To the Pattersons and the Colters, I forgive you. My relationship with God is broken if I choose to be unrepentant and unforgiving. Scripture says- “bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” That is my prayer for you. That God will bless you.
God has used this situation to draw me closer to Him. And the relationship I have with my husband is sweeter, stronger and more vibrant than it has ever been. We feel like newlyweds. We have a deeper relationship with God than we had before. Don’t ever doubt what God is doing in the midst of what seems to be a horrible situation.
And finally, after much prayer- I’m prayerfully considering going back to Southeastern Seminary, Lord willing, to finish my Masters degree.
I am grateful for a Savior that pursued me and called me and loved me. And while some may think He wasn’t present at times, I can look back and see His Hand in all things throughout these 15 years.
“May the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” -1 Peter 5:10