Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Surely

I wanted to quickly share some neat God things that have happened the past couple days.  Yesterday was the eleven month mark, and it has been the most gentle so far. I was amazingly okay.  I've been much more level the past couple weeks, and I'm beyond thankful for that.  This spring has been harder than I expected.  My grandfather passed away in March, and April was just rough.  I was very up and down all month.  The season change really stirred up memories of last year...of happier times and expectations.

So like I said, yesterday was eleven months.  One of the devotionals I read is Jesus Today by Sarah Young.  Here's an excerpt from it:

Ask the Holy Spirit to help you meditate on My loving Presence - to bring your mind back to Me whenever it wanders.  Encourage yourself with the words of the patriarch Jacob:  "Surely the Lord is in this place."  Rejoice that I am your God forevermore - today, tomorrow, and throughout all eternity.  I am also your Guide.  It is easy to be spooked by the future when you forget that I am leading you each step along your life-path.  My guiding Presence has been available to you.  Relax in the wondrous assurance that I am your Guide even to the end.


Today, Zack and I took the 4-wheeler out for a cruise around the property, and it started raining.  We parked under a tree, and I told Zack, " I bet we see a rainbow." With the sun and clouds the way they were, I just knew there had to be.


And it just kept going and going


 
 
This year has been so baffling and so hard but the Lord has encouraged me with little things like this all along the way.   If He loves me enough to show up in little ways, I have to believe He will surely show up in huge ways.  If He cares enough to bless me in little ways, He will surely bless me in big ways. 

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it"  Genesis 28:16