Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Catching Up

Wow. More than a year has flown by since I last posted. More than just time has flown by – many miles have sailed under my wheels. We moved, first to one temporary location, then the Lord opened a job for my DH and we have relocated to a big metropolis. Born into the big city, my heart finally found a home in the country. Now I’m a city girl again.  No more stickers in our feet, shoes, carpet, car, or dog. No thistle wars to wage. No wilderness creeping into our yard. No sunsets over hills, no creek to play in, no river to swim in, no animals to care for or ride, no full moons shining in my window, no fabulous friends coming over.

It has been a difficult transition. But I can testify that the Lord has been right with me every step of the way. He delivered a box of surprises, or a word of encouragement; kindnesses on sad days, strength on weak days, peace on lost days. Even as I felt hard pressed on each side, He gave me the grace to remain in faith, knowing that He only has good for us. Because I have seen His faithfulness in so many ways throughout many years and trials, I desire to be found by Him in faith. I want to receive what He sends with gratefulness. It hasn’t been easy. I am sometimes sad. But He is Good.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Psalm 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endures forever.

Hebrews 6:19 which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entered into that within the veil;

And so my hope is in Him. And He has strengthened me, and taught me. And I look forward to more.