Sometimes, when I've had a lot on my mind, or when I've been burdened with a heavy load of homework, I find myself wondering what life would have been like if I had never left some of the horrible situations in which I lived. I feel a sense of almost nostalgia, and it honestly scares me. I don't want to wish for that life- I hated that life. I don't really understand why I sometimes feel like going back, but maybe it's because it's familiar. Either way, I know that God removed me from those situations because He has a better purpose for me than to waste away in a life of dead-ends. He gave me freedom that I never knew I could have. He is slowly but surely showing me that it's okay to trust Him- and my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ- with my worries and my fears. So when I begin to wish for the familiar way of things, even though they were terrible, I stop myself and remember that God rescued me. He rescued me and He is holding me in His grace. I am loved, I am cherished, I am being made new. I'm so thankful for this peace that He gives. The old way of life is so insignificant compared to the life of peace and fulfilling servitude I have in Christ that I am utterly amazed. He is so good. God is so good.