Pre-school: Pushed off the playground and had to get stitches
High school: Hit in the face during a broomball game. It wasn’t just that the broom hit my face, but it was because it hit me where my fangs were and my fangs caused the cut to be split open.
College: Bit during a minor dog fight when a dog attacked Lexi on our walk.
Post-college: Got hit during go-karting hard enough that the seat belt cut me.
"You have so many scars!!" Without a doubt, I’m going to get a lot more scars in this lifetime. Physical and emotional ones. But I must remember, everyday, that God is my ultimate Healer. He stitches my life together and in the end, it’ll be more beautiful than if there were none.
This summer has been nothing near what I expected. It’s been much more physically draining than I expected it to be. I’ve also fooled myself into thinking that the harder I pray, the plans I had envisioned, will happen the way I want it to happen. But I forgot that it’s not about me and my plans, but about how we can fit into God’s plans. God is gracious though. He knows how much I can handle and didn’t give me more than I could take. I don’t know how everything will be in a couple months but I do know God is my rock, my foundation, my comfort, my healer and He never changes. He’s also given me His spirit to be my constant friend and my guide.
San Diego wins this time, but I won’t be the loser. Anyway, random post with my random thoughts… stemming from a cut by my seal belt.
When we give up our dreams for something greater - for Someone greater than ourselves - we begin to see we can trust God no matter what. We can find comfort and peace knowing in there are sorrows and unfulfilled dreams, there is a God that transcends not only all that’s missing in this life, but also all the good this life has to offer.
Amen. Anxiety has crept in slowly and the only thing constant and greater than it all, that I can hold onto, is the one who made me and knows me. The mountains we face today will be grains of sand tomorrow (lol, thanks Carrie Underwood for your lyrics).