Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
The past two months I haven't written much. I've been thankful during this first holiday season without mom, my stepmother and dad, to be on the road. Ireland, Asheville, Napa, Boulder have called...what wonderful distractions and happy memories my family and friends made along those sweet, tender days.
But lately? If I'm honest? My heart has been rolling. Tumbling with anxiety. Dark thoughts of uncertainty that messes with this southern girl's peace. Daylight brings blessed busyness. A bleary-eyed focus. My one and three year old daughters command my attention. And my husband catches me in his strong embrace, telling me everything is fine.
So today, I turn my eyes upon Jesus. In this world that can deliver a swift kick as quickly as a beautiful, tear-producing hug from your sweet baby girl when you least expect it...I have found sanctuary. And with that faith in Him, I am returned to peace once again.
All is well.
Maybe not the way I had planned this life of mine. Perhaps better? More meaningful than days filled with my to do list? Days where LIFE....Life...life...as we know it slows down. I become transformed into a voice that tries, often with imperfection, to show others His love, His grace, His compassion, His gift of salvation for a sinner like me. Like you. Like us.
Is there a battle taking place in your heart today? Do you know the peace and sanctuary Christ offers in our world full of sin, disease, anger, hurt? In this season where we celebrate God's greatest gift...the birth of Christ, I would love to share and pray for you. Please leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.