Sitting outside, it’s winter but it’s sunny and mild out today.
My kids are eating lunch at a kid painted picnic table in our driveway. They are happy to be together and with me.
The sun feels good. Warm. Inviting me to sit a while and take a deep breath.
Sometimes life comes rushing in and I’m ready to be out of that phase and onto the next. Ready to heal, to be well, and sometimes God just has more for me to learn. It’s not a step back but it’s a deeper stretch. Like when you workout, typically when you do the exercise again you should be able to do more reps, sink a little deeper into the squat, or run an extra half a mile.
And sometimes are just harder than others. So for right now I sit knowing I am exactly where God has me, where He knew I’d be. He is not surprised by my feelings. He is present. With me right now.
So I know I’m with Him and He is with me. So I can be okay, right here, right now.
Are you in a season of joy? Praise him.
Struggle? Pray and praise him.
Both? Praise and pray and praise and dance…
Know God is not surprised at where you are.
Psalm 139 says that every day of ours is already written down. He knows us better than we know ourselves.
Go check out Psalm 139-sometimes it is scary to be this known, but we are known by a God who loves us and never puts us to shame. Hallelujah.