Greetings! Two weeks ago I got a hysterectomy. While recovery takes time (a lot more than I originally thought), I struggle with "rest". I often feel as though I need to accomplish something...contribute something....pull my own weight (which apparently is limited to under 20 lbs. by my doctor). 😂
However, since I have to forsake me usual daily activities, I figured I should spend some time on books I've been dying to read.....yeah, well, THAT hasn't happened. "Why?" You ask. Honestly, I've not had the brain capacity to process intelligent information. There's just so much going on....however, one thing that keeps infiltrating my thoughts has been the incredible faithfulness of God in my life....our journey....
Normally I would spend a Wednesday morning driving our taxi (Ford Freestar) to school, preschool, grocery shopping or Bible study, home, back to preschool, then school.....etc. But, much to my husband's dismay (joy?), I am not allowed to drive, yet, so he gets to be the transportation king! So, I spent this morning reading this blog....from the beginning of 2010. Seven years ago. Wow. It was like reading someone else's journey through one scary disappointment to another and yet, all carried through with the lavish love, grace and provision of God. I had forgotten how awful those days were and how LOVING God was to us through the provision of incredible servant-minded, devoted, faithful friends. Their love for Christ was displayed so clearly through the fog and threat of destruction.
And now....7 years later....we've moved houses 5 (Our June 1 move will make 6) times, had one more precious baby, dove into a depth with the Lord beyond our wildest dreams, attended an amazing church that has lit up the Word of God brilliantly and with faithful integrity, restored a marriage that, by culture and society's standards, should have been discarded and dissolved, and have been ENORMOUSLY blessed with deep, authentic relationships that have, once again, displayed God's never-stopping, unending, gracious love for us.
"Oh, Lord! How faithful You are! How kind and compassionate Your thoughts are toward me! I see all the MIGHTY ways You have restored our souls and drawn us deeper into You! Your love is overwhelming....though perfectly Holy, You have lavished Your great affection on me....though unworthy of Your Sacrifice, You daily place Your Spirit in me....how can I not gaze at Your beauty!"
If you have loads of time....I encourage you to think on His benefits....what has He brought you through?
1 John 3:1-2