Have you ever stopped and looked at your life, and thought…
“Life is so different than I ever would have ever expected it to be.”
I look back at all the twists and turns, all the changes of scenery along the way…
this “adventurous trail”…
Life. It’s full of unexpected things.
It’s full of challenge. It’s full of change.
Lately I’ve been “forced” to rest. I’ve been forced to not do as many things because my body has been so worn, inflamed, tired, weary over the last month or so.
I am suddenly finding myself in this place of having to let go of all of the things that “need to be done, worked toward, achieved” –replacing all of that with stillness and rest.
It’s like a snow day… everything suddenly comes to a screeching halt, and then there’s this quiet, restful, calmness… everything slows down.
And I’m looking for the Lord in all of it.
But I think He wants us to ask Him this in everything… in the most wonderful of times, in the sweetest of times, in the challenging times, in the most sorrowful times…
“God, where are You in all of this? Where are Your fingerprints, I want to see them?”
“What are You wanting me to discover? What are You wanting me to learn? What are You wanting to teach me here in this place that I’m in?”
“I didn’t expect this in my story, God. But I know You’re doing something in all of it, and I know that You’re speaking to me in all of it, and I know that You’re leading me through all of it. I know that You’ll be able to use all of it.”
“I know that You are going to strengthen me, but as I wait, what are You doing right now?
Because I want to see You in every part. I want what You have for me in every part of my story, in every single twist and turn.
Thank You, Father. I know You’ve gone ahead of me, You’re not taken by surprise, You’re never caught off guard, and I know You’ve got my back.
“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” – Jeremiah 29:13