Have you ever had one of those times in your life where you feel like one of the dice in a Yahtzee game, and God just took you and all your "well-thought out plans" and shook you around for awhile and then tossed you onto the table? I kind of feel that way now. Well, no, that's exactly how I feel now. My summer did NOT turn out anything like I thought. And now summer is almost over, and the beginning of year two of homeschooling is NOT turning out how I thought (for starters, I'm not mentally prepared for this yet). And then add to that several other things in my life that I feel are being tossed and turned upside down. I feel like I can only think about one day at a time. Or maybe one half of a day at a time (depends on the day).
As I'm pondering all these forks in the road and uncertainties, I'm reminded of something very reassuring: God is still God. He hasn't changed one bit. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He just IS! The road of life is going to throw us all kinds of detours and potholes and bumpy rides. But that's OK, because God is God!
Oh, and let me tell you something I'm sure of: just when WE think we've got things figured out (or under control), God sends us a reminder call of just WHO is in charge. Don't get too comfortable, friends. And don't get too far away from our Abba Father either. 'Cuz when the storms of life come and the boat starts rocking, I want to be within arms reach of my Savior! Notice I didn't say "if" the storms of life come. No, rest assured...they WILL come. Are you ready? Are you holding tight to the only One who can truly save you? I think I needed that reminder lately.
It doesn't matter how foggy the path ahead gets. If I'm holding tight to my Rock and my Refuge, I'll be perfectly safe in the storm. Praise Jesus! What an awesome reminder of God's awesome truths. Let me tell you what: I'm holding onto His shirttail right now and letting Him lead me onto the next "safe" place. What a wonderful thing to know He is there to lead the way. And He knows EXACTLY where He's going!
Aaahhhh....can you hear that? It's called peace. Thank you, Jesus.