It’s been a rough week…

…but in the midst of all the pain and the emotional strain, I have been very aware that God is still with me, still in control. Sometimes it takes some reminding (like the post-it note on my computer that states “God is in control…”), but nevertheless, I know God has been right next to me through all of the events of the past week. It’s been a week of straining circumstances (accident), but also one of joy (new friendships)…so I feel blessed, in the midst of it all.

Some song lyrics that have been running through my head:

“Everlasting–Your light will shine when all else fades; neverending–Your glory goes beyond all fame. And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise from the inside out…” –Hillsong

“You never let go…” –David Crowder

“There is a reason…You make all things good. There’s a time to live, a time to die, a time for wonder and to wonder why…” –Caedmon’s Call

I never realized how emotionally straining an accident can be. This is definitely not something I ever want to go through again, LOL…but it’s been a great learning experience. I know that God is in control, I know that He knows what I “need” (i.e. a car at the moment), I know that things work a whole lot better when I allow Him to take care of me…so now it’s just time to put those things into practice. And it feels good to relinquish control to Him. 🙂

And, on the theme of Thanksgiving, I have SO much to be thankful for, despite the events of the past week! I could have been seriously injured in the accident, but instead am healthy and only in minor pain…I have a wonderful, warm home to go home to each night…I have an amazing family who loves me unconditionally and would do anything for me…I have been blessed with incredible friends (and a new one this week) who challenge me, support me, and encourage me to continue growing in the Lord…I have food in the cabinet and clean drinking water from the tap…I have a job (!!)…and when I think about it that way, life doesn’t seem so bad 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

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