Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Seasons

Tonight I was cleaning some stuff out of our refrigerator while attempting to figure out how to cook dinner. (That is how amazing all of our friends and family have been, I forgot how to cook.) I noticed that the expiration date on several of the items was the middle of May. And it hit me, that is how my life has felt lately. How on earth did I go from May to the middle of August? We have been walking through life in a fog the last few months and I am starting to wake up. Or what I should say is He has carried me through life the last few months. Despite the fact in the last three days I have been on the roller coaster of emotions celebrating 14 years of marriage, sending my baby to Kindergarten, and picking out a headstone for my son, I am trying to learn to give thanks to God for where I am right now. This season that we are enduring has a purpose beyond what I can see or feel. And even when I can't see the ending I have to have the courage to continue to walk trusting Him to direct my way.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." Isaiah 30:21





Though our life is changing, God's love never changes and He is always faithful. I continue to remind myself how He is faithful, even when we are walking in the wilderness.

He is my strength...
"I love you , Lord; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies." Psalm 18:1-3

He always hears me...
"God keeps an eye on his friends, his ears pick up every moan and groan." Psalm 34:15

He always loves me...
"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8: 38-39

He will never leave me...
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

He keeps His promises...
"He will keep his agreement forever; he will keep his promises always." Psalm 105:8

He delights in my details...
"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." Psalm 37:23

My prayer of late has been for God to direct my path. I will do the walking, if He will just plant my feet in the right direction. I have learned enough in the last few months to believe that it is more than coincidence that I learned the story of a family near us today. There are stories that you hear, the ones that make you drop to your knees for strangers. A mutual friend told us of a family, living in our same town, that just started walking a path that is so very similar to ours. If you could please allow this precious family in your prayers tonight. Prayers for His strength, comfort and peace to surround and carry them. Love you all!

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