The "stuff" of life.....what exactly does that mean? Well, I guess what I am talking about is everything that makes up our daily existences. A couple of Sundays ago, our worship leader used that phrase in referring to all of our baggage that we drag into the worship service. We all have it. That particular Sunday, I felt like I had pulled a couple of loaded feed sacks in behind me. He encouraged us to just put it down, and let God handle it all. When I laid it at Jesus' feet, and began to truly worship, I felt my whole demeanor lighten and begin to praise the Father for His goodness. In a nutshell, no matter what our "stuff" is, GOD is able to change it.........to make good come of any situation we find ourselves in. I was reminded of what Roger used to say a lot: God is NEVER surprised by our circumstances. He has a plan for us, and He already knew where we would be at this particular time. It is so comforting to know that.
We are sitting in the middle of the worst winter storm that has come this way in several years. I am thankful that I am inside and warm. Chelsea has been staying with friends, and was supposed to come home yesterday to begin packing in earnest for her upcoming trip (she leaves Feb. 4 for Poland for 3 months, to serve as a volunteer missionary. Please keep her in your prayers.), but the weather prevented her doing so. It's worse today, with ice covering the multiple inches of snow we received, and more snow falling right now, so I am not sure when she will be able to come. Jordan was able to leave work early yesterday, and I hope he is staying inside and keeping safe, as well. We never stop being parents, do we? I know that are pretty much grown now, but I still feel the need to keep them under my wing.
I would appreciate your prayers for a situation that I am dealing with right now. My life is certainly in a different place than I dreamed it would be three years ago, but I know that God is already there ahead of me, and I will trust HIM to have the answers each step of the way. He is good, He is faithful, and He keeps me where I need to be:
In His Grip!