I like to think of my life as an ongoing tapestry or as a journey through an ever changing landscape. The path I am on was made by Him, and I work to trust Him even if I get bogged down.
Change, and adapting to it is inevitable. The journey gets arduous. The tapestry gets lumpy.
Most change requires a big step towards Him. You see, since I am a math type person, I REALLY like linear equations. Predictability makes me feel smart, secure, and in charge.
BUT life isn’t like that. It changes. We change.
Since God is my navigator, I MUST set sail. Letting Him lead means I must be humble and keep Him in charge. If I insist on being in charge, THAT is when I get scared and run aground!
Where better to place my trust than in Him?
Difficult times happen. He sticks with me through it all. When people walk away we might wonder if we ever mattered. Or we wonder if wwe just imagined they cared. But then I remember. I matter to God. And God reminds me to keep giving love, it lights the world. As I give, I notice so many people who just keep sticking with me and loving me.
It is then that I remember that I am blessed beyond measure. I can rest and know that it isn’t a scary journey. It is a glorious adventure.
Psalm 37:23-24 reminds us “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
Just recently I was freaking out! I was overwhelmed because we have to figure out a bunch of strategies for our family. I felt like a crazed lion, Pacing and roaring.
Today I realize (once again) that as we research, God will lead our hearts.
Life is manageable, even in torrential storms.
Speaking of storms, my dad and I used to watch massive thunderstorms, perched on our front porch swing. Never once was I scared, really.
Dad was at my side. Inside, the lights (or candles) were on. I knew 100% that the storm would pass. The sun or stars would return.
How metaphorical is that?
Today, I wish you comfort, joy, peace amidst your storms, and love. I wish you porch swings, compasses, thread for your tapestry, and His hand to hold.
Beautiful words, Kate! He’s always there in stormy times and peace. I too sat on the front porch swing as a child watching the storms, never being afraid. God will lead you and your family to the right place.
Oh my friend, thank you. I have every confidence He will. I hope you are having a good week.
Aside from dreary skies, I am. Hope you are too.
Thank you for your wise and kind words, Kate. A dear friend passed away last week and this morning I found out another close friend has suffered a terrible tragedy in her family. This is a stormy time, but I am looking for the candles in the windows.
Much love, J.
Im so so sorry for your heartbreaking losses. Sending love.