Much has changed since our last post two months ago. Not necessary here in our home, but around the world. Ironically the virus that has hit our country and has caused it to come to a screeching halt, is very similar to what happened to our lives a little over a year ago when Jon was diagnosed with ALS.
We have traveled that road of fear, anxiety, depression, stress, not working, and staying at home. Many of you are now experiencing some or all of those very things. What I can tell you is that through our journey, God has provided for EVERY need that we have had at the very time that we needed it. Does that mean life has been easy? No. But I had to learn to let EVERYTHING go. To live just for today. To completely trust the Lord. To praise Him that today our needs are met. Matthew 6:34 tells us: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”. So many of us find that so hard to do! God tells us (acutually commands us) “do not worry”, He doesn’t say, “try not to worry”, or “if worry about this long enough it will get better”. Allow yourself to trust His word!
Since the virus, God has sent us the most joyous season on this journey. Thankfully our kids have still been able to work, but having a 2 1/2 year old running around the house makes it difficult, so we have been keeping our grandson Lincoln during the weekdays to help out. Oh the joy that he has brought to us! I am sure Jon and I have laughed and smiled more in the last 5 weeks than we probably have in the last year combined. I’ve been trying to take the opportunity to snap pictures, so Lincoln will have them to look back on and see how much his Pop loved him. I catch myself trying to etch certain moments in my mind, knowing that someday we won’t have this anymore. Such bitter-sweetness that fills and overflows my heart. Taking each day and soaking up all the joy I can find, letting tomorrow worry about itself, and thanking God for his unfailing love and all the things he does for us each day.
I pray that through these difficult times in our world, you can find yourself coming to a place, where you can let tomorrow worry about itself. That you can let go and just let God be God. That you can find joy in whatever your family dynamic may look like. That you will allow God to work in your life so that you might bring joy to others and all those around you.
James 1:2-4: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
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