Our time at the seashore is coming to an end. The days have been filled with quiet conversations and the warmth of May’s sunshine.
Not a day goes by that I don’t stop and offer thanks to God—the One who makes life possible—for His unmerited favor to me. There are no guarantees that tomorrow won’t bring heartache and trouble, because life can be that way. But no matter what tomorrow might bring, I don’t let that keep me from being happy today. To live in fear of losing what you have—whether it’s your health, a lifestyle, a person, a position—is to wither a little each day, and that’s no way to live. Jesus said, "In this life, you will have trouble." But fearing the trouble that might come tomorrow doesn’t keep trouble from coming; it only makes today untenable.
Last night, just before dinner, The Man and I took a stroll along the white, sandy beaches of Perdido Key. To the west, the sun was setting; to the east, a full moon rising. And ahead, time and space stretched out like welcoming arms.
As the moon rose steadily over the Gulf, I snapped not one, not two, but two dozen pictures of one of my favorite sights in the world. And as I stared in awe at the wonder of it all, this thought swept through me: Whatever you’re facing in life, if your trust is in the Lord—the Lord who made heaven and earth—you’re in good hands, dear friend. You're in good hands.
I just felt like sharing that wonderful truth. Sometimes I need reminding. Maybe you do, too.
Until next time, kindred spirits, may your weekend be filled with all the things that make you happy.