Happy Saturday! Welcome to February! As many of you may know February is my favorite month of the year for so many reasons. As I approach the last few days of year 27. I can say it's been interesting how reflective you get when a chapter is about to end and a new one is about to begin. As I reflect on chapter 27 I can say it's been a true rollercoaster but we're still standing.
One thing that constantly comes up often are all of the things that God has put on my heart and reminded me of. It's like having constant flashbacks of the things He's shown me or has spoken to me. When I think of a rollercoaster I often think of the ups and downs and the twist and turns. I think of how no matter how much jolting, twisting and turning you endure you get off still standing.
In reflecting I've had those moments where I thought about all the rollercoaster moments I've experienced and as I thought on it this morning I realized that I'm still standing. As a person who can be hard on myself it's easy to focus on what I could've done better and where I could be or even "should" be. I'm grateful for the gentle reminders that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be and I'm still on my way to where God had promised I will go. Learning that both things can be and are true at the same time.
Today I want to encourage you to keep standing. No matter how long the rollercoaster ride is, no matter how many jolts, twist, and turns are included you will still stand. Keep standing on God's promises. Keep standing on what God said the first time. Keep standing on God's love and truth. Don't give up.
My prayer today is that we won't give up and that no matter what we will keep standing. I pray that discouragement, doubt, worry, fear, unrest, lack of peace, disturbed dreams and peace will fall away and be returned with peace, encouragement, surety, rest, confirmation, and sweet dreams. I pray that we know God hasn't given up or forgotten us.
-Yours Truly, Eb