I believe it has been a hard year for everyone.
We have all experienced loss; maybe we have lost precious loved ones. If that is true of you, I am so very sorry for your loss. Loss of a loved one is so painful. I trust you may find comfort in your memories of that special relationship. All loss leaves a feeling of a void; loss of connection with one another, the loss of freedom of travel; loss of material things, and the list goes on…
I believe we may be getting closer to the other end of the tunnel, maybe even seeing a glimpse of sunlight.
Often times when we are nearing the end of the journey through the “hard,” we have a tendency to not look back. We move forward, full steam ahead. I’m encouraging you, be willing to stop. Turn around and take a deep, long look.
If we believe God is in control, then we would have to say that nothing about this last year took Him by surprise.
He knew our hard and was in the hard with each one of us. He is always in control. Nothing happens in this life that isn’t by His permission.
I recently heard the statement, “There are treasures in the valley.”
In the depth of our hard, God always makes Himself known. We often miss His treasures because we are not looking. So I encourage you to take some time to reflect on God’s treasures, provided just for you, in your valley.
God has never taken His eyes off you, and He never will.
He is always involved in each of our lives, whether we acknowledge Him or not, and whether we are looking for Him or not, He is there.
With Him there and involved in each one of our lives, there are treasures, His treasures, designed for each one of us, to be found and embraced. Treasures to give us hope, to help us know more about who He is. Treasures to help us embrace our identity in Him.
If you are having trouble “seeing” His treasures, ask Him to help you locate them. Ask Him to enable you to see with His eyes.
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.”