Thanks so much to those of you who have been praying for my two friends – the first lost her mother unexpectedly about a month ago, and the other lost her husband to cancer last Saturday. I appreciate your intercession on their behalf and kind thoughts more than you will ever know.
Also, many thanks for those of you who have prayed for me personally. Truly, I am beyond touched. As I’ve shared here, the past month or so has been fraught with some challenges and heartwrenching losses, and I have been feeling a little wobbly on the emotional front.
However, thanks to the goodness of the Lord (coupled with your effective and fervent prayers), I really feel like I have started to turn the corner. The emotional burden on my heart has begun to lift in a substantial way. Today was the first day in awhile where I experienced the peace of the Lord return, and felt the resurgence of joy and hope in my spirit. I earnestly thank you for your prayer support and thoughtfulness!
This verse from Psalm 23 comes to mind, because – as I begin to redirect my attention away from my circumstances and look around me with fresh eyes – I recognize that the Lord has indeed placed me by peaceful streams. He has been walking with me this whole time, and taking good care of me all along the way.
Truly, I have everything I need – perhaps not everything I want, but definitely everything I need. And because He’s been so faithful to meet my needs so consistently (but not predictably – He’s definitely kept me on my toes!) over the past year, I remain hopeful and confident that the Lord will continue to do so in the future. In the meantime, I am fortunate to be able to “rest in green meadows” while I wait on His timing and provision – not a bad place to be, when you stop and think about it.
So here’s hoping that you’re able to experience (and be blessed by!) the peaceful streams around you, too.