I posted this picture last year, December 3rd, to be exact.
I think I was right in the middle of my last fall finals and experiencing the enormity of having to write so many papers....5 English classes in one semester....and once again God proved that He is enough!
I have always loved this verse. Little did I know back in December while I was creating that Word Filled Wednesday graphic, that I would be clinging with every fiber of my being to that verse once again....only 8 months later.
While my family is not quite ready to share the decisions that we are facing, I can share with you that our hearts are definitely overwhelmed by the decisions that have to be made.
But, at the same time, we know without a doubt that God will bless us with His wisdom and His guidance and His peace in the matter.
I have to admit, yesterday I was having a hard day processing it all in my mind. I just needed to get out and work in the yard while my mind sorted things out. Together the Lord and I, through many tears, mowed and mowed. There is something about being out in the yard and having the Lord all to myself, that just makes this girl feel a little better.
The entire time the Lord faithfully whispered His love for our family in my ears. I saw a sparrow walking around in the freshly cut grass and He reminded me, "Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.Luke 12:7.
He once again reminded me my daughters truly belong to Him....oh I am so blessed to be their Momma, but the reality is that they belong to Him. I didn't know that I could love someone as much as I love these two girls. I would do anything for them; my love for them cannot be described in words. Amazingly, He loves them even more than I do....that is a lot to fathom isn't it?
Last night, my father-in-law loaned me Max Lucado's newest book, Fearless, to read a particular chapter. Little did he know that the Lord had already been speaking to me about the same subject just the afternoon before....how like God. It was such a blessing to me and maybe it will be to you too:
(I'll just share a small portion of the chapter) In the story of Jairus, "He begged Jesus to come to his house (Luke 8:41). The father wasn't content with long-distance assistance; he wanted Christ beneath his roof, walking through his rooms, standing at the bedside of his daughter. He wanted the presence of Christ to permeate his house (and I would add our decisions)....God has a heart for hurting parents. Should we be surprised? After all, God Himself is a father. What parental emotion has He not felt?...So with Jesus, God will surely give us all things (Romans 8:32). "All things" must include courage and hope."
It's time for this heart of mine to choose courage and hope in this situation over fear and all of the what ifs; to choose His power and strength instead of my own; to remember that nothing is too difficult for Him and that with Him all things are possible.
And once again, I will find that He is enough!