“On this day…the first day of 2019, I am reminding myself that it doesn’t matter how much planning, preparing, or prioritizing I do…365 more days are going to pass by, and they will hold moments I could never see coming.”
Those are words I typed on January 1st of this year…turns out it was true.
On January 9th, I woke up with a sickness that has had me out of commission for almost six weeks. Nope. Didn’t see that coming.
We certainly didn’t kick off 2019 the way I thought we would. Instead of jumping back into life full steam ahead…everything slowed to a screeching halt.
I never thought statements like, “I made my own toast today!” or “I brushed my own hair this morning!” would make me so happy. But they do!
There were no big accomplishments…unless you count being able to wash your own hair, feed yourself, and write with a pen again as a big accomplishment. Things I took for granted and rarely gave any thought to have become the biggest deal and the most celebrated moments of my day!
After weeks of debilitating joint pain and swelling caused by this virus, I am finally turning the corner and able to do more again…I’m so thankful.
I am reminded, once again, that nothing we ever go through is a waste. God will use each and every season we are walking through. He will teach, challenge, encourage, prune, and shape us in some way if we let him. These weeks have taught me so much…
I pray that you would be able to find Him in the middle of your unexpected. Hold on to truth. Embrace the season and discover what God wants to do in and through you during the process. In the middle of it all we can rest in Him, and trust the goodness of our Father’s heart.