this week has been a bit difficult as i’ve been working through some tough issues, BUT today got infinitely better and i’m feeling so thankful that it’s a new week that’s off to a promising start. god really doesn’t give us more than we can handle, but…admittedly…i sometimes forget this. not saying that i wasn’t aware that things could be much worse this past week, but some problems just consume your life in a way that makes you feel like you just can’t deal with them or anything else!
i spent a lot of time praying this week – praying for wisdom, for peace, for grace, for strength. prayers to guide me and prayers to help me understand the purpose of the hardship. and i really do feel like they were answered. not 100% perfection and tied with a neat little bow [which isn’t realistic anyway], but enough to make me feel like i know where the lord is guiding me and to know that i’m mostly on the other side of this particular challenge now. i’m very happy right now and feel renewed in the presence of the lord. praise god!
i was also lucky that much of this praying/soul-searching was done by the sea, as i was in california this past week for an industry meeting and spent a great deal of time by the ocean, as well as taking some long drives through the hills and forests…all of which was just what the doctor ordered. the state of california is just breathtaking to me, especially along the coast. it was soothing and therapeutic and a lovely reminder of the beauty of this earth.
anyway, i’m sure you all know how it is when you get past a problem, and you just feel SO. MUCH. BETTER. about the whole situation, and you just want to THANK THE LORD for having everything turn out okay…that was me today!! and so sunday goodness, there we have it! :)
hope your week goes a lot better than mine did last week [and i hope mine does too!]. xoxo