2017 is gone. It is forever a year that I don’t have to relive but that I won’t quickly forget. Job loss, emotional move, uncertainty, feelings of walking completely blind, step after step in the darkness but trusting in the Light…that was 2017 for my family. And now, 2018 finds us settled with a path forward once again. We made it through a few dark years of guessing, praying, hoping, wandering and came out of it, together- stronger in our marriage, more courageous, and with a clearer understanding of how the LORD carries us through trials. He guides and leads and says “wait…rest in your knowledge of Me, and do not worry, I’ve got this.”
And boy is it hard to wait! I felt like a toddler who wanted her ice cream NOW, not tomorrow!!! But that is not how the Lord works. He grows our faith often by asking us to wait on Him and His perfect timing. God, who sees all things before we can even begin to know…HE– HE is in control and will carry us through. It reminds of me that lovely song “You Raise Me Up.” He carries us through and gives us the ability to be more than we can be…to be more than we thought possible. What a gift! And what a hope-filled world when we let Him lead.
Be encouraged today. If you are His and follow His lead, all things will work together for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8: 28)