Sometimes we pray and we plan and think we have it all worked out....but then something unexpected happens. I thought I would be retiring from my position as Singles Minister by now. I didn't really have a deadline, but still my retirement had been announced to the church and plans were underway to look for a replacement. Needless to say that has all been put on hold.
I'm a little surprised by this unexpected turn of events, but I'm comforted in knowing that God is not surprised at all.
My hope is that I won't miss all that I'm supposed to learn during these "strange" days.
I'm learning that His ways are not our ways.
I'm wanting to seek Him more.
I need Him more everyday.
Prayer is our greatest weapon.
God's promises are so comforting in difficult times.
I'm realizing more and more that in this world He is our only hope.
I'm seeing how we all need each other.
I see how I've taken so much for granted.
I know God will use this crisis to bring about good if we cooperate...it has to start within our own hearts. I desperately hope I come out on the other side of this a better person.... more thankful .....more loving....and more prayerful.
With a grateful heart,