It’s been a challenging, up-and-down, I-don’t-think-we-can-get-through-this sort of year. As I read through my blog posts, notes, and emails my heart rate increases and a sense of apprehension settles over me. I remind myself–aloud–God has been with you through it all.
God was with me when I learned one child had been abused.
God was with me when another child was diagnosed with a life-long illness.
And before that?
God was with me when my husband was deployed in Afghanistan and I was raising four children at home.
God was with me when my daughter was born prematurely and then had to be resuscitated.
One heart wrenching, faith growing, I-don’t-like-this-plan-Lord sort of year. Before that? One year of struggle…another of joy. Time kept moving, bringing with it moments of joy, celebration, grief, and sadness. And through it all I was never alone.
Maybe you are experiencing a challenging, up-and-down, I-don’t-think-I-can-get-through-this sort of year…or month…or moment.
Friend, remember! “I (God) will never leave you nor forsake you, for (He) is with you always even unto the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)