First day of 8th grade... Thank you Jesus for the "storm" before the "calm"... If I was judging how Monday would go based on Saturday and Sunday...it wasn't going to be good. Instead, His grace was sufficient & we each experienced it beyond measure, and we had a "normal" day.
I still believe that God will keep providing the strength we need. I believe that He is still very much enough. I still believe that Heaven is better and the best is yet to come!! I believe that He will live out His purpose through me, I will trust Him because I still believe He is good.
Leaving the house where Warren last lived , packing up his things...putting them in tubs so fearful we were leaving him behind... was painful for my still very tender heart. But as I take the time to look back at how graciously God provided ~ His mercies NEW every morning , I am strengthened once again to take a step of faith forward.
It's not about me...or Warren. It's much bigger! I'm trusting, still... that God is working, that HE loves me and that He is Good!!
As the 24th nears I feel VERY sad...but I also feel VERY held. This is something else that doesn't really make sense. Since Sunday (11-1) there has been an incredible peace that has covered us in a way that I just can't explain. What's complicated about this peace, is that it's not what you might imagine.
Today I will believe with confidence, that because of His grace, I have been declared righteous and will inherit eternal life.(Titus 3:7) I will look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ will be revealed!(Titus 2:13)
Yes! It was a beautiful place...but it was not in experiencing His beauty that God met me and held me during this "first" without Warren. No, my God is too creative for that!
You split the sea So I could walk right through it My fears were drowned in perfect love You rescued me So I could stand…
So, another day that I am trusting with all my heart, that Jesus WILL BE ENOUGH! I can BELIEVE with HOPE that His GRACE will be sufficient. I also know that His compassions NEVER fail and His mercies are NEW every morning...Thank you for praying. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for remembering. We are forever grateful.