Friday, July 29, 2016
This To Shall Pass
When I left my other blog, "Simply Shelley" I did so because I believed my life was going in a different direction. A new chapter in my story was beginning. I felt sure this new chapter would be one of "Quiet Abundance". So many changes had taken place in my life since I first begun to blog back in 2006. My youngest son grew up and left home. My time of babysitting grandchildren had passed, due mostly to my health. I was without a husband after almost 40 years of marriage. I found myself wondering .....What's next? With all that said, I never dreamed of the heartache and chaos that was to be ahead for my family. We never know what our tomorrows hold. We can plan ahead and always hope for the best, but I have found it is so much easier to live one day at a time and do my best to trust God with my tomorrows, my todays, my everything! We never know. ...things can change for the good or the bad in the blink of an eye. Our whole life can be turned upside down. Only God can turn it right side up again! Things may still be a bit shaken up, but day by day. ..things begin to come back together. You feel yourself feeling a bit "normal" again. You adjust to the changes. You learn to deal with the situation at hand. For me and my family. ....we could not have survived the storm without the "Lighthouse" guiding our ship on to safety. Thank you Lord Jesus for calming my spirit so that I could ride out the storm in my life. Did things turn out as I had prayed they would, as I had wished they would have ? No they did not, but I'm trusting God my Father that. ....
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
My storm hasn't passed but there is a calm. A peace that feels very much like a Quiet Abundance.