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1.1.2020 – The “Next Thing” ❤️

“Prepare the way of the Lord;

Make straight in the desert

A highway for our God.

Every valley shall be exalted

And every mountain and hill brought low;

The crooked places shall be made straight;

And the rough places smooth…” – Isaiah 40:3-4

And then just like that, it’s time for dealing with that “next thing”….

And then suddenly it’s right there…. a fresh wound, a fresh pain that I suspect has actually been rooted –hiding deep for quite some time, until now.

Exposed by His light. ?☀️

And then I know… that it’s time to face that “next thing” with my Heavenly Father. ??☀️

I’ve noticed such a pattern of Him working in my life this way –one thing at a time. Why is it like this? Why does He do it like this?

I don’t know, but I do know that He knows me through and through. And I know that He needs me to realize and become aware of this “thing” that’s been hiding, and that new pain that came is to reveal to me that it’s all connected to something deep He wants to heal.

It’s a new thing He is inviting me to face so that He can walk me through it. He wants to show me how to be free from it, how to get over it, how to not be affected by it anymore…

At times it’s tempting to feel like, “God… ?I just came through (this, this, and this) and now here’s another thing to have to deal with….”

But the truth is, it’s an opportunity from His loving heart. It’s because of His goodness that He takes me through dealing with these things.

It’s that “next thing” in my journey that He knows is high time for me to deal with –the next step of the journey, another thing that could be holding me back, and it’s like He says,

“I know it’s painful, I know it’s no fun, but this is an opportunity for you and I to deal with this thing together in your life. Take My hand, trust Me, keep your eyes on Me, and let’s continue onward…”

You know, I really didn’t want to write about this on New Year’s Day, but God had other plans. I’m thankful though, because I know that His plans are better than mine.

I am thankful for whatever He invites me into.

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.” – Psalm 28:7

Thank You, Father. ?

-Heather ?

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