So, to say the start of this year has been rough would be an understatement! On January 1st, every year I always wake up with so much positivity expecting everything to go perfect, including the household daily running. What I tend to forget is that my 3 boys are off school on summer holidays and with just a few days into them they begin to get on one another’s nerves and I become the referee of the smallest of things. To say I hear Mum a hundred times a day is being nice, and to admit that by ten o’clock in the evening I’m well and truly done for is me being honest!
Along with the bushfires devastating so many of my countrymen and the fact were literally breathing in the smoke that blankets our town everyday, the fact my husband has just had knee surgery and is off work, my positivity from Jan 1st is long gone.
Honestly I wanted to write this year off and seriously plan ahead to next year already but something changed in me this time and instead of feeling defeated the strong woman inside me refused to back down. I was reminded that storms come but it’s how we deal with them and conquer is what really matters. Instead of falling into it and allowing it to spiral me down, I smiled at my circumstances.
This year for me the Lord gave me the word Hope. To look at what He can do when today passes and tomorrow begins. To hope for a better day, to hope that God has all that I need despite what my eyes may see. To hope that all things work for good. So that is exactly what I’m doing! I’m worshipping, praying and thanking God with all the gratitude I have for all that He has done!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
I don’t know what you may be going through, or the mountains you may be facing. One thing I do know is that the enemy will try and keep us in our circumstances. He will try and cause us to question God with the why? He will tempt us to take matters into our own hands. But our God is good! Our God promises us a future of abundance. He promises us Hope even when we can’t see it in the natural just yet!
Life isn’t always roses, sometimes the thorns may sting. And no matter what we won’t always get things right, sometimes we stumble or flat out fall on our faces, and that’s okay too! Because we have a loving Father ready with His arm outstretched to help us back onto our feet.
So my question for you today is, will you praise him through the storm?
I pray this post spoke to you today. Be blessed 💕
Love Sarah, xx
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