Good morning beloved,
Today I felt a blanket of sadness and overwhelmedness (yes, it’s a word in Cara’s dictionary..) cover me from head to food. I woke up with grief about relationships and worry for the year ahead of homeschooling. I longed to download with my husband..ran out of time. I watched my children begin their descent into bickering. Honestly, my thoughts couldn’t have dug me any deeper, until I was reminded of a powerful truth by Ann Voskamp:
Like a breath of fresh air, I remembered. I recalled. And the blanket has begun to fall by the wayside. You see, I began to see things in a new light. The kids began to play with the dog…together. We are teaching her to roll over and today, she is really getting it! Very fun. I was reminded of the honor of our friends’ request. I am reminded of the honor of being asked to help. Reminded of how far my boy has come.
I begin to give thanks, for His love endures forever.
33 Then the trees of the forest will ·sing [shout; cry out]
for joy before the Lord.
·They will sing because [For] he is coming to judge the ·world [earth].
34 Thank the Lord because he is good.
His ·love [steadfast love; lovingkindness] ·continues [endures] forever.
35 Say to him, “Save us, God ·our Savior [of our salvation],
and ·bring us back and save [gather and rescue] us from ·other [the] nations.
Then we will thank ·you [your holy name]
and ·will gladly praise you [glory in your praise].” 1 Chronicles 16 EXB
Worries pile up. They don’t have to.. we allow it. We allow the accusations to filter in. We have a choice.
you can listen for the music of nature. The wind whistling. The birds joining the chorus…the waves crashing. Give thanks.
For He is good. Remember. He is good.
His love endures forever. And ever. And ever. And ever.
It stretches higher and longer, friends. We have His manifest presence with us all the time. This song grips me and shakes me.
I am loved. Me! I am loved. I may not understand all but He gave it all.
You are loved. Give thanks.
- Your Will (boundless444.wordpress.com)
- All Of Creation…Sing With Me Now! (godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com)
- 2 Kings 18:1-8; 2 Chronicles 29-31, Psalms 48 (hisstillsmallvoice.wordpress.com)
- Staying Focused through the Storm (mountupbook.wordpress.com)