I read a verse this morning that I felt like gave me a pass in some areas of my life. I was EXTREMELY relieved - but soon realized it wasn't a pass to not move at all - I've just been given the option for a different kind of move!
Psalm 147:10-11 (ESV)
His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor His pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who hope in His steadfast love.
Upon reading this I was thrilled!! Yay!
I don't have to rely on earthly things - things that make me go (my equivalent of a horse) to bring delight to my Lord. Good news!
I don't have to rely on my own legs - which is an area where I REALLY need a pass right now - to make my Lord happy! GREAT news!
Rather... my Lord takes pleasure in knowing that my hope is 100% in His never-ending, consistent, amazing love for me.
At first I just breathed a HUGE sigh of relief that I got a pass on my own legs! Then I thought more about what is required. I thought about the move that I do have to make. I realized I don't actually get a total "pass."
What does it look like for me - still new to this single-mother-widow thing - to put my hope in the steadfast love of the Lord?
I must teach my children that God still loves us. I must get up each day with a positive attitude myself that this "new life" I'm living is a part of His beautiful story for me.
Recently I met a local woman who is also a widow. I wish I remembered her name so I could give her credit for what I'm about to share....
So for me... today - my hope is in the fact that my Lord sees the beautiful side of His plan for me. He's the Master at this rug called my life. And even though I see a lot of messy strings right now - His love for me - His steadfast love - is creating something wonderful!
I'm glad I get a pass on the legs.... but for today... I'm working at hoping in the Lord's love!