I’m not going to lie, life has been tough lately. Some things haven’t gone my way and I’ve been struggling, really struggling to comes to grips with those items. I’ve struggled spiritually as well, wondering why God would do this to me. Luckily, I have many amazing cheerleaders on my side, encouraging me that God has a plan. I need to trust in His timing, rely on His promises, wait for His answers, believe in His miracles, rejoice in His goodness and relax in His presence. How awesome is that quote. I have it pinned in my office next to my computer at work so I frequently read it when I need a pick me up.
Also, when I think about what my life is missing, I have to remember the awesome things I do have in my life that others might be praying for. I do have a good job, an amazing husband, a loving family, caring and thoughtful friends, travel opportunities, a house, my health, athletic abilities, and the list could go on. The quote to the left is another really powerful quote that I came across the other day (I have to apologize because I don’t remember where I first saw this). This is so true and I should be thankful for what I do have because I guarantee there are others in the world praying for the things above that I do have and they do not.
Even the little things that you and I might not think of, people are praying for. Whether it be where their next meal is going to be, where they are going to sleep at night, how they are going to stay warm at night, I know I take all of these for granted. I work for a company that fights for the human right of good energy access. Currently, there are 3.6 billion people in the world that have no or only partial access to electricity (source: International Energy Agency 2010). How absolutely crazy is that. People in Africa that have never seen artificial light, people in India that have never had a hot bath. We are so amazingly lucky to live where we do with access to what we have.
God is at work everywhere. I need to fully give him the reins and trust that he will help me get through this tough time.