I purchased my tickets about a week and a half ago! Making it all the more real. ( and yes, I may have screamed because you can’t keep that much excitement in ; )
32 days away.
Lately stress has been right beside me a lot. And to be honest, I don’t even know what about anymore.
Am I going to spend the last 32 days with my family in fear and worry, or in joy and peace?
Last night I sat down and wrote out four things God has been teaching me over this past year. More specifically the second half of the year. Because it’s so good to be reminded of His goodness. And it replaces stress with peace.
1.) To trust. To trust He has my wants and desires in mind, that He knows exactly what I need. Even more so than I do.
“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
2.) That He loves to bless us. Especially in times when we least expect it. He loves to see our hearts just so overflowing with joy and thankfulness to Him!
3.)He wants me to talk to Him about it. Just like I would to my best friend. He wants to know what’s on my heart. Over and over, things happen, and it grows big until someone reminds me “hey, have you talked to God about it?”
It’s so incredible that we can talk things out with the creator of the universe? Woah.
Thank you so much, Father!
and 4.) Things may not turn out quite how you’ve imagined it. Or how you would have liked it to, but to have an open heart before the Lord and go “God, I really don’t understand. But I trust this will work out for the good!”
He. is. faithful. Overwhelmingly, graciously and beautifully faithful!!
And it refreshes our souls.
No matter what, God is, and always will be good.
“…When I learn to rest and truly trust Him, He sends His help!”