I know it has been a long time since I’ve written and I apologize. I felt the need to take a break and be free with my family. We had a busy summer and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it with my boys, but I felt the urge to write again. So, I’m back, for now anyways.
I want to share a scripture that’s been on my heart the past few days. I feel like there’s someone out there that needs to be reminded of this verse:
“And He said to me ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.” -II Corinthians 12:9
I’ve had a lot happen in the last year. So many hardships. Sicknesses and disease in my family and myself, loss, stress, so many heartaches. I’ve had people that I love most hurt me. But each day I’m reminded of the peace that comes only from God and that He alone is the controller of all.
One of my favorite things about living out in the country is the peacefulness. I love animals and I love nature. We bought our home a year ago and it came with so much beauty. We have all kinds of plants from blueberry bushes to pecan trees, to apple trees and peach trees and more. We have plants that bloom a different blossom every season. We have cardinals and blue jays and robins and hummingbirds (yes I have feeders out for them and yes I have a few that like to fly in my house on occasion). We have deer and rabbits and of course, snakes. I love them all.
When I’ve had a rough day or I’ve been really down, I love to go out and walk around and take pictures of the beauty of God’s creation. There’s a peace that comes in the birds chirping and trees blowing in the breeze. There’s even a peace in the wet nose of the rescued pit bull on my heels. For even a moment I can let all hurt, all tears, all stress, all worries fade and I feel the peace of Abba through His creation. I am reminded that the Creator of all this beauty showers me in grace and love.
Your grace God. It’s sufficient. It covers every hurt. Every heartache. Every broken piece. It mends me.
Today, I encourage you to lean on His grace. Allow it to cover the hurt, the depression, the anxiety. Let His power provide peace. Even in the hardest of moments.
My strength is in Him. My peace comes from Him. I will rest in His sufficient grace.
It’s good to be back.