It leaves me with such a mix of emotions. On one hand, I'm not sure there has ever been a year that I was so thankful to watch disappear in the rear view window!
And yet, there is a part of me that doesn't want to let it go.
Trials and treasures were so intricately woven into the fibers of the past 12 months.
If only I could preserve the details under glass and set it upon a mantel.
Seeing it fade behind me, I fear that it will be shortly lost to memory as well.
But I have both hope and a terrible
The lessons learned through the trials of this past year fly in the face of fear...
There are no mistakes-
We are the ones that have been chosen to face what we face at this very time, for a perfect purpose. So stand tall and look up! God wants YOU on the frontline of THIS battle.
We don't have to know why-
Asking why the challenges exist, or why we are the ones that have to face them, waste energy and make us bitter. What we need to ask is, what am I suppose to learn through this? We already know why they are here...because YOU are the person GOD WANTED in this PLACE at this TIME!
You can't fight a battle, when you are staring at your belly button! Who has God placed around you, others that are struggling, people who want to help, a beautiful creation to lift your spirits and give you hope, a sunrise to remind you that its a new day...the best remedy for emotional exhaustion is to give thanks and to give to others. Sitting in the corner licking our wounds only leads to infection- get up and give to others!
What challenges are you facing, how do you get through each day?
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