Friday, June 17, 2011

June 2011

This month's gathering was what I had originally imagined our gatherings would be...and that's not saying there's anything wrong with how they have been!  I went with a topic ready to share, opening up conversation about what will now be July's tentative plan, but instead we were able to just be a community of women sharing hurts and losses, as well as hope and truth.

The enemy steals, kills, and destroys, but God redeems and restores.  His gifts are abundant and His plans for us are amazing.  We have to hold on to those truths even when it seems impossible for them to be true.  We think we want to know the future; we think we want to know how He will answer the deepest desires of our hearts.  But I have come to realize that what we actually want is to know that He will answer those desires exactly as we want Him to. It is so hard to imagine that He could have a plan that is seemingly opposite our plan and yet is immeasurably better.  As much as I'd like to have some questions answered, in the end I am glad that He who knows best and loves perfectly is calling the shots.  Hold on, it's bound to be a wild ride.

Psalm 73:25-26
"Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

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