One of the hardest days of the year for me happened yesterday. Surprisingly it was not the shots with the reactions, the numerous supplements, the IV therapy, the oils, or the countless hundreds of things that need to be done each day to beat Lyme Disease...it was the start of school in the south.
It is the start of the 4th fall of not teaching and there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss it. But today as I face the dichotomy of what was and where things are at I also know that it is the start of the 4th fall of trusting the Lord in new ways and days of falling in love with Jesus more deeply in this assignment that He has for me. A fall of trusting that the Lord has the best in mind and He will have grace for each day. What beautiful truth to know that He always rebuilds. He always restores. His love is forever and everlasting.
"The people who survived the wars have found favor in the desert. The LORD appeared to me in a faraway place and said, “I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness. Once again I will build you up, and you will be rebuilt, my dear people Israel. Once again you will take your tambourines, and you will go dancing with happy people. Once again you will plant..."