A Different Life [Day 11 of 31]

Today, I am completely overwhelmed by God’s love, grace, and mercy.

I have so many things to write about, but all I can think of is…God took my messed up life and redeemed it.  He is (presently) redeeming it.

Sometimes our dreams as a child, teen, or adult don’t happen.  When I was younger if you’d have given me a preview of my life, I’d have been shocked.  My dad will be gone?  I will go through what in my marriage?  I will be a mom when?  I will do what with my life?  I will live where?  I will go to what country?  For what?  Huh?  THOSE would have been responses.

Disbelief.

I am not living the life of MY plans and expectations today.

But, sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one. Well, it’s actually not you, it’s Him. He knows better and redirects you to the better one.

I am living the life God planned.  The one HE knew about, “For He created my inmost being; He knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139.13

While I wasn’t always thankful in the midst of my circumstances, I am ever so grateful today.

Grateful that I serve an all-knowing, all-powerful God who knows MUCH better than me.

I am leaving soon for the Walk to Emmaus.  No communication with the outside world, including my family, until Sunday evening.  But, there’s no better way to get Less Me, More Jesus than to ditch the distractions and focus solely on him.

I am expectant and excited.  A little nervous. But, I trust in the One who’s brought me this far.  I am so thankful HE goes before me always.

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

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