Blessed 2018 ~ That we may grow in Connection with our Heavenly Father. In all circumstances and in all feelings. Connection, like hope, like joy, like love, is possible at all times.
Last year’s crises year may not have been crises after all. Did it not feed me in ways I want to be fed?
The way I tasted joy, a gift for life. The way I surrendered, a stress reliever. The way I view brokenness, for God to heal, in His timing, not my work, I can rest.
Life, so much more valuable today then this day last year or, any day in 2017. I do not want to go back and erase any hardship, moment of pain or tear shed. Maybe not even moments of anguish for did the anguish ultimately not lead to Joy?
There had to be more and so I went looking.
Looking through pain.
I reached high and deep.
It is not until now, many many many moments later, that I see what I found:
- The knowledge of Surrender: No outcome is mine to control. No person is my responsibility, not even our children.
- No healing needing to take place by my account.
- Finding Soul Rest in the midst of war: The absence of thoughts. In nothingness is everything.
- Joy: In Joy is strength. Joy is Delighting in unfailing Love.
I am spending quite some time looking back. And it’s quite marvelous that the things I wrote about longing in the
beginning of the year, God has all touched. So looking back on last year gives hope for the next year: It reminds me God is always faithful. So I spend not only time on looking back, but also on looking forward. In that I hold on to 2 things… what is my heart longing for now, and what is God‘s longing for my soul?
Next up: My Word for 2018…
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