Monday, February 21, 2011

Blessings

Ah, what a day. This time with my husband away has been quite the experience. In a good way. I am learning so much about myself, and so much about how God works. It's amazing, and wonderful, and scary all at the same time. It's only been 3 weeks, but God has shown me that no matter what, He is in control. As much as I want to control my circumstances, I can't. And I'm learning to be ok with that. I'll be honest, it's hard, but God is sovereign. I am so thankful that nothing surprises Him. And He always give us the grace we need for every situation. No matter how overwhelming a situation may seem to us, He knows, and planned it for our good. He planned it to make us more like Him. What an overwhelming peace that comes when I realize I am not in control, and I don't need to be. And if I'm honest with myself, I don't want to be in control either. I'm learning what my true priorities are, not what I want them to be. And overall, at the end of every day, whether good or bad, I know I am blessed beyond measure.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Amen. I love you.

Michelle said...

You have played a major role in my life these past few weeks, Karen. Thank you so much for your patience, your listening ear, and your guidance. You point me to Christ.

T is for Tammy said...

So glad you're able to put things in perspective. Is it just me, or do you seem more at peace with things than you did before he left?! God is so good!

Michelle said...

I never thought of it that way, Tammy, but I think you are right! I was so scared of the unknown, but I've seen that God takes care of ALL of my needs, especially the little ones. It sounds weird, but I've never really had the need of "needing help", and now I do, and God's people have blessed my family abundantly. I don't have to worry about shoveling, or taking out my trash, because God has taken care of that through His people. I truly have been blessed.