After nearly a year of missing the sunrise over the water, I’m enjoying its beauty from the comfort of the couch once again. I’ve been on the island intermittently throughout, but there’s nothing like spending a few consecutive days romping around in paradise. If you know me at all, you know that I believe that all things work out for the good, even being removed from a place you love for a time. God knew when He brought me back, my appreciation for where He placed me would be over the moon. I’ve not stopped thanking Him since I got here and I haven’t even been on the beach yet! It’s been a long year of many changes, but our God remains the same. We all go through times of stress and discomfort, but knowing that there is a big ball of fire on the horizon every morning and a fresh new start, gives us hope that today will be different. Count your blessings and give thanks to our mighty creator for all He does.
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:21-25