I’ve mentioned before this Bible in 490 Days group I’m leading. These ladies amaze me … I mean continually astound me with their humility and graciousness, their wisdom and humor. I love spending time each Wednesday with women who are excited about learning more about God through studying His Word.
They challenge me and they inspire me. I’m definitely better in every way because these women are a part of my life.
I say that because sometimes we find ourselves in a good place. Life is going well. And when that happens, we sometimes feel a little guilty or even concerned that we are not paying attention and therefore missing the reasons for stress and exhaustion and worry … We worry even when it’s all good. Why do we do that?
Girl, let me tell you, sometimes it is all good!! God is so gracious to give us that … to offer us seasons of peace and rest and contentment.
I’m in one. I’ve been battling it … feeling like I should be concerned about all sorts of things that don’t concern me, wondering why I’m not tired and straining against the weight of mothering my girl. I joked last weekend that I wanted to write a blog post titled, “I Love My Church, My Child Doesn’t Exhaust Me, and My Marriage Is Hot!”
None of that is to imply that my life is perfect … it’s SOOO not. And there are days when I wonder what it would be like to run away from all the commitments and responsibilities of being a grown up. But the truth is, right now, where I am, it’s good. Like really good.
God is working out some amazing plans for me, ones I never could have dreamed up or created on my own.
My girl is hilarious and fun! Yeah, we’ve got some tween angst and puberty hormones that rear their ugly heads sometimes, but really, for the most part, I am loving these middle school years. LOVING them.
My marriage after 16-1/2 years is better than it has ever been. I’m married to my best friend and I enjoy everything about our life more now than ever.
Maybe you are in a good place too … and maybe you’ve been like me, wondering if there is something wrong with you because you are just good right now. It’s okay … and there is nothing wrong!! Enjoy it!
Here’s the thing … no matter where you are—good, bad, or in between—there is a God who has not lost sight of you. He’s celebrating every good thing and He’s compassionate during every difficult minute. He wants to meet you just where you are and give you the gift of His presence. And friend, His presence is really the best gift there is!
Today, how will you praise His name?