Jeremiah 33:3 ~
Jeremiah 33:3 ~
I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.'
How refreshing and comforting to be told I have someone to talk to. Not only that, He wants to tell me some crazy awesome things!!!
The letting go. It brings changes that both bless and painfully purge. This season of my life is not folded neat or perfectly. Not having control feels like chaos at times.
So many moments of joy this year. Our oldest son's wedding and welcoming our new daughter-in-law into our family. Then the birth of our very first grandson. Our youngest son about to head out on a fall tour with the band he drums and sings with.
The many moments of joy can be swept away so quickly by major moments of challenge.
I let it happen too often.
In this season, my journey is harsh, but completely God guided. I'm not alone. I feel that way sometimes, but I'm reminded that I'm surrounded and supported. I'm covered in the prayers of people who've stepped out in faith to do that for me.
Their prayers and support leave my soul well-fed.
The pain of watching loved ones struggle and strive. My weak self wants curl up and hide under the covers. I'd rather pretend it's not my life.
In this season, that pain propels me to dive into the beauty I unwrap in my every day joys. This is new to me. Life doesn't happen under the covers
God's every day joys and the beauty of it all,
leaves my soul well-fed.
He teaches me to unwrap with...
my guitar, my pen, my laptop keys, the clicks of my camera.
He leads me to search...
for the beauty and keep sharp eyes for those hidden gifts of joy God leaves for me to open. They're everywhere!
A walk, a hike, meeting someone new - all opportunities to unwrap beautiful gifts of joy.
Being here, writing these words, and sharing them with you...it refreshes me.
In this season, in the blessings and pain, my soul is being well-fed. I'm nourished by God's gifts and His amazing attention to my present needs.
He nourishes you and gives you the very same attention. Only, He does it in a special way that's just specific to you. Have you noticed? It's in the little every day moments.
Who/What keeps your soul well-fed?
More Soul Refreshment:
Jeremiah 31:22 ~ God will create a new thing in this land; A transformed woman will embrace the transforming God!" (msg)
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