Each of us go through many seasons throughout our lives, providing a constant opportunity to learn about ourselves and God. It can be difficult to see both the opportunity and the blessings in these times, but it is so important that we open our eyes up to both.
In the past 4 months, I’ve gotten married, found out I was pregnant with my first baby, had my first major surgery, and my family got Covid-19. There have been times in my life that I thought were the craziest, busiest, and most overwhelming times of my life. However, this season God has proven me wrong. It has been a challenge on me physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Sometimes difficult to see Him in the midst of it, difficult to trust that the plan will turn out okay.
Despite my uncertainty (and honestly, fear), He has been there the whole time. He has started and ended my days, and blessedly given me new ones the whole time. I’ve been opening my eyes more to see the good that He is giving me each and every day. Some days are more difficult than others, but I can see at least one blessing each day and that carries me to the next.
One of my roles at the ministry is to make sure the residents that are a part of our CPCN are getting checked on regularly. I get the pleasure of reading our volunteers' notes each week to see how the residents are doing, and what’s going on in their lives. The last few months I’ve noticed an increase in how many of them feel burdened – some by health problems, others by financial strain, even some by difficult relationships in their lives.
It can be easy to be in our own bubbles, thinking we are the only one struggling, the only one unsure of what season God has us in, and what the outcome will be. I can guarantee you, that you are not the only one.
I hope this knowledge comforts you in whatever season of life God has you in. I also hope that you will ask Him every morning to show you the blessings He is providing in your life that day. Seeing the blessings is sometimes what will get us to tomorrow.
Photo description: This is the first time my new family was able to actually sit down at our table and eat dinner together, roughly two months after the wedding.