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Looking Ahead

Summer is not done and I'm already gathering boxes to start packing again and doing the final major purge for this year. There is more to give away and still some to sell. There is a lot of work to get done before we leave and more importantly, there are many things to pray about before we make a move. This weekend I felt a bit of overwhelm with the thought of what's left to accomplish. Old me would have cried out to the Lord for help, assurance and comfort. I know that I am learning to trust the Lord in a different way. This requires me to speak to Him about my circumstances, but to know that my circumstances do not define me and to have peace about that. My faith and trust in Him defines who I am in Him.

I'm reading the book of Matthew right now and what stands out for me this time is how Jesus considered people's faith. People would show up with their requests in great faith that He could do what they asked of Him and He marveled at this. It's ironic that He told His disciples twice that they had such little faith. That's his inner circle having the least amount of faith around Him. I'm thankful that He told them that so that they would know this was an area they needed to grow in.

Looking ahead, I'm reminded to have faith in God in my journey. When I feel a little rattled, like something is trying to overwhelm me, I go to the Word of God for help. I'm reminded to keep walking in faith no matter what my circumstances are and how my life may look. After all, God said in Isaiah 46 "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand.'" I am comforted as I remember my Lord stands with me. Let His will be done. Amen.

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