You’d think that a hundred mile move wouldn’t prove challenging.
But due to the terrible flooding in Estes Park and the highway closures, our move has eaten gas, lots of time, and our patience.
I have been off line for way more time than I’d originally envisioned, and I apologize to you, my faithful readers.
Some early observations about our flooding situation and our move:
- I’m not used to being on the receiving end of help, and I don’t like the fact that it makes me uncomfortable.
- I do rather well during a stressful event, but suffer mental paralysis afterward for at least a week.
- I am increasingly aware of how much more physically frail I’ve become since our last move.
- My husband is my hero.
- My Lord has proven Himself faithful to provide, to protect, and to make His presence known.
This last point, about the Lord and His faithfulness: next time you go through some challenging situation, allow yourself to be alert and watchful for all the things He does to show Himself a Father to you. It’s rather amazing.
Praise Him even when things look bleak. Because He always….always comes through. His provision may not look the way you envisioned it. His presence may feel different, according to the need of the moment. His protection may be physical, emotional, financial.
Your worshipful response, praise, is a demonstration of your faith in the Lord. It honors Him and pleases Him.
It says, “Things look bad right now, but I know that You, Lord, love me and care for me, and that You’re going to protect and provide for me. I trust You for the way You’re going to show Yourself my Father.”
“God’s there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it. He does what’s best for those who fear Him—hears them call out and saves them.” (Psalm 145, The Message)