As I was journaling this morning, I was overwhelmed with thanksgiving for that are 'right' in my world. Please don't misunderstand, that hasn't always been the atmosphere of my heart. You see, I tend to be the melancholy type. You know, the one who has an ideal way for things to be; one who likes things to be just so, and when it isn't, my view of the world is askew. Though this is my natural tendency, I don't believe that is the response that reflects my faith in God.
Over the years, as battles have rolled onto the landscape of life, there have been times that I cannot see past them to realize that even after they are over, my God is still there. Somewhere along the road, the Lord has begun to correct my vision. It's not 20/20 just yet, but I've begun to wear my "Trust God" boots and just walk right through the battle. No way over it, no way around it, just gotta go through it! It is not hard to see the bright silver lining when the storm is fierce, which is why it makes perfect sense that the 'right' things in life are standing out in bold color right now. May the lessons that we learn in this time stay with us for a lifetime...
“Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” – Isaiah 43:1-3
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