In January, I couldn’t possibly imagine what lay ahead for our family or our nation.
As October winds to a close, I can not imagine what these last two months of 2020 will be like either.
Even without the constant change due to the virus, our family has encountered constant change.
It’s been a year of adjustment.
A year of learning for all of us.
The year has held incredible pain.
This year has brought us unmeasurable joy.
It has truly been a roller coaster, where my knuckles have been white.
Gripping my own hands in prayer.
Prayer for our family.
Prayer for our friends.
Prayer for the church.
Prayer for our nation.
Prayer for our leaders.
Prayer for our world.
Many prayers for those who have yet to know Him.
Prayer for myself.
This year has been a whole new way to learn surrender.
Never before have I learned in this way, this lesson.
And I’m still learning it.
Learning to let go of expectation.
Learning to live for today.
Learning to relinquish my ideas of what I want to do, what I can do.
Learning to endure.
Learning to draw closer to God in all things.
Learning to allow praise and thanksgiving to permeate my perspective.
Learning to love His Word even more.
Learning to trust.
And it’s just the beginning.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your patience with me. Thank You for teaching me so much through sorrow and through joy. Lord, thank You for providing for our family in unexpected ways. Lord, thank You for friends and fellow believers who have blessed and encouraged me. Thank You for Your Word. The treasures within are astounding. Thank You for Your love. It is amazing! How great and mighty and worthy You are of all praise, all honor, all glory! I praise Your holy name, Jesus. Thank You. Amen.
For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord , As the waters cover the sea.
Habakkuk 2:14 NKJV