Friday, November 04, 2011
a long time...
A long time... that's what it's been since I've blogged. That's what 2011 has been. Some days seem just that... a long time. I won't lie, 2011 has been a personal journey in a transitional year... I lost my 19 year old nephew to heroin. I lost my pastor, friend, and boss to a brain bleed an un-diagnosed leukemia ten days later. My youngest daughter started Kindergarten... which means I also lost my every day dear, sweet, Nanny to time and money constraints. My husband's job has changed several times this year, none for the better. My pastor, friend and mentor discovered she has breast cancer. I gained ten pounds.
And, as most personal journeys go, God wants to speak to me through these moments. He jolts me awake and prepares my heart to listen to where and what my personal journey is suppose to show me. Transitions are uncomfortable and... essential.
In Isaiah 43 the prophet proclaims on behalf of the Lord, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God."
God makes no promise that life will be without it's challenges. The protection that God provides is God's abiding presence in the midst of transition and change.

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