Thursday, March 8, 2012

TODAY is Good!

I am going to confess something today.

I'm exhausted.  I'm worn down.  I'm weary.  I'm tired.

This isn't the norm for me.  I tend to be more on the peppy side rather than weary.  My response to "How are you?" is generally "Wonderful!" and I try my best to be sincere when I use that word.  Being alive, wrapped in God's love, and consumed with His joy is wonderful!  Exhaustion isn't something that gets in my way very often anymore.  See, I'm an insomniac, so I'm used to getting little sleep, but what I feel right now goes beyond that.  I'm emotionally drained. 

Recently, I received some bad news that caused me to break down.  I canceled some plans I had for that day, I sat in my room and placed my books to the side, and I opened the Bible and just sat there in silence, asking the Lord for His peace.

I was hurting, I was sad, and I began to read from Psalm 27, which has lately been one of my favorite psalms.  Here is what stuck out to me on this particular day:

Psalm 27:13
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  

We tend to live life as if we just have to deal with the awful here and now, and then once we get through all of this muck and filth, we can make it to the good part: heaven.

We will certainly come across trials and painful times while we are here on earth.  That is a part of life.  However, life isn't a terrible place.  Life is beautiful.  And while we are alive on this earth, the Lord is still working.  He is still beautiful.  He still loves us endlessly.

Whatever you are going through right now, know this:

The goodness of the Lord is evident.  You will see His love and glory working in your life, right now, right where you are.

Trust in Him.

God's goodness is not only to come.  It is visible here on this earth.  Today.

I'm tired, yes, but today I challenge myself to open my eyes to God's glory.  To His goodness.  I am so blessed, I am so loved, and I want to be so much more thankful for this wonderful life I have been given than I am now.

And I am excited to say that Spring Break begins tomorrow.  What perfect timing that is!  I can't wait to relax and rest with my family next week.  I appreciate all prayers for my traveling safety tomorrow as I drive three hours on my own and then fly the rest of the way home.  Thanks, friends.

Also, be sure to leave questions for the College Q&A Day coming in a few weeks.

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