I opened up my e-mail this morning to find this e-mail from holley.dayspring.com..
Each day when I receive her words, I am always blown away by how fitting what she has to say at that particular time applies so perfectly to my life in that moment...today for me as I was awakened by a 5:30 am call from my son who had lost his debit card and needed me to help him, I felt that familiar sadness of a Mom missing her son. He is living in downtown Seattle, on his own with his buddies and as much as I put on a brave face, surrender him and his well being and safety to God, I still wish for the nearness of him.
I am a very proud Mama delighting in his growth, in his independence, in the positive choices he is making...but I must admit, at times I worry if he is eating healthy, taking care of himself like I would...you know all those things a Mom worries about...
I know I must let those worries go...he is in God's hands and I need to have faith he will provide and take care of him...something I am working on admittedly...a Mom control issue I think...
Anyway, enough blathering on...as I was saying Holley's words this morning were extremely applicable to me and I wanted to share...she is such a great writer and never fails to make me think and feel better!
I'm sitting in a coffee shop this morning. Outside the skies are stormy. I've walked through my share of rain the last few years.
I think of you and whisper a prayer, "What should I write today?" And one sentence keeps coming back to my heart...
It's going to be okay.
I wish I knew the details of your situation, wish you were across this table from me with a cup of something warm in your hand. But I know there's One with you right now who is familiar with all of your circumstances.
He knows what you need today.
Oh, He loves us.
And whatever we're going through,
He's going to see us to the other side.
He'll redeem every drop.
He'll turn it into new life, growth.
Every bit of rain is a flower waiting to happen.
Not at all.
Not for us.
After years of storms, I've learned that much.
The barista says to a customer across the counter, "I was really wishing the sun would come out today."
I glance at the sky and it's still hiding.
But it's not gone.
I sip my coffee, stare at the clouds, and dare to hope.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:4-7
Blessings and hope for a most beautiful day for all,