March 1…… Every time I see that date, my heart stops for a second.
We all have a story and we all have dates that bring us back to a certain something, whether they are good or bad memories, they are there.
March 1 is significant for my family because that is the day my parents, brother, niece and nephews died in a horrible car accident. We aren’t the only ones that remember the pain of that day, another family also lost their mother. Of the 8 people involved in the accident, 1 man survived. Can you imagine how he feels? I hope to meet him someday. I ache for that family the same way I do for mine.
On a day like today emotions run high, and what better way to heal then to get it done on paper, right?!
These are the days where I stop to think where I have come from and where I am going. One thing I know is that my past I can not change and many things I would not want to change. I also know that the present is currently mine and I can choose what I want to do with it. What the future holds only God knows, but I have plans and dreams for me and my little family.
But on a day like today I sometimes get stuck thinking this, “I can plan and dream all I want but then one day when God decides that is it, it will be it. So what is the use really?” Well, I don’t need to think very far to be reminded of what the use really is. God gives us life and it is His to take when He thinks we are done here on earth, but He gives us the choice to do with that time what we want.
When we think life is too hard or wonder how God could allow things to happen to us, think of this: God (all powerful) sent HIS SON to DIE for YOU and ME! Would you want your son to die for me?
I have never lost a son or daughter so I can not know the pain that comes from loosing a child but when I feel the pain of loosing my parents, siblings, niece and nephews I wonder what God was thinking when He sent His son to die for me… While I was still a sinner, He loved me enough to do that. The thought of having my daughter die for a sinner is unfathomable… There for Gods love and grace for us is also unfathomable. That alone give me reason to keep going.
The title of this post is trust and faith so what does that have to do with today? Well everything really. Trust and faith seem to be written on everything as I look back on my life and as I look ahead.
I trust that we are following Gods plan in our lives. I trust that He is walking before us. I have faith that God will provide renters for our house this May. I have faith that our support team will be solid by August so we can leave for Language study. I trust that each one of you will obey Gods call if He asks you to join this ministry. I trust that God will take care of my family as we commit to this journey. I have faith that millions of other details will fall into place.
Our faith in God is what has gotten us this far and we trust that is what will keep us going, regardless of the circumstances.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week as you go trusting in faith!
Until next time,