Do you ever look at yourself and wonder how in the world did I get to be here, this way, like this? I’ve been doing that a lot lately. This past year has been a very hard year for me. So very much has transpired that there are weeks when all I seem to be able to do is cling to Christ and His Word – His promises because though I can’t see what He’s doing, I know that He is good and True. I won’t share a laundry list of trials and struggles that began about this time last year. Not only have I not resolved those continual things I’ve been dealing with before but new things began to pop up – seemingly out of the blue. I watched so much of “my world” leave all seemingly simultaneously. There were moments when I felt I must know just a teeny bit what Job tasted (though certainly not on the same level). There are moments I feel that I don’t know which way is up.
But then God calls me back to what I know is true: God wants to teach me something in all of this, and His word will point me in the right direction. I thank God that He will never leave me nor forsake me. There were probably two weeks where the only people I spoke to outside of work were in another state. But just as I was starting to feel isolated, God reminded me how very blessed I am to have friends who love me so much that even though we don’t live in the same state – our friendship is important enough to carve out a little time each week to say hi and catch up on life. Some of the most amazing friends I have don’t live near me, but they are a constant reminder of God’s love. Just because I don’t see them everyday, doesn’t mean they aren’t there; like God, he may not be physical, but he’s a very real and important part of my life. So to all my friends in other states who may read this, thank you for keeping in touch – even if it’s sporadic at best – I thank God for you and am praying that He keep you growing in your walk with Him.