I'm going to be honest. I had mixed feelings on New Year's Eve. I LOVE even numbers and the year was one of my favorites. Not that I hadn't had my brush with bad news, blood, sweat, or tears... it's just that I had a hard time letting it go | It's hard to let go of a year that you always felt would come.. But you have to settle on knowing there's more... You live and you learn that it doesn't stop here. It doesn't stop wherever you are..
I may not have passed every test, but for the ones that I have, and for the moments that have stretched me, it's been worth the journey.
And the journey is what we live for. The journey makes the destination worth our arrival.
The fun, the failures, the favor, the joy, the newness and mishaps, the wonder, the rest -- God is ever-present, in the midst of it all.
In 2014, I knew this - just a little more. It seized me.. this truth,.this bottom line.
The One who matters, stays.. forever.
Knowing that is knowing peace. And though every moment won't scream, "Calm down.." but rather, "Freak out and FIGURE IT OUT" -- I did begin to figure something out - even if only one thing.
God is with me... He's in there for the long haul. He's writing my story. And though I may have felt as though He's taken a nap, or put the pen down, or overuses his eraser, or perhaps gotten writer's block - and though at times, I have felt like skipping over to chapter 8...
I've learned to be patient... to wait on God.
... to be productively patient. Because God is involved.
I've learned take heart.. Because God remembers.
He watches over His word. He performs it. He doesn't forget. And He doesn't want to - His will is just that... what He wants - And sooner or later, God gets what He wants.