Tuesday, August 21, 2007

God's (Perfect) Idea of Summer

As you all have been reading, my summer hasn't exactly been the easiest or the most simple. It's been full of hectic moments, frustrations, surprises and happy times, too. But, let me say this:

God is, and still and always remain, awesome and totally perfect.

I've been taking everything day by day because I've realized that:

  1. He has never left my side.

  2. I've never been without all that I need, and He's even blessed me with a few that I had really wanted.

  3. He's kept me strong even when I felt down and out.

  4. He's shown Himself so many times - in people and through events - to show me that hardship doesn't mean that I've been left alone...it just means that He wants me to experience His path for me.

  5. I've taken so much for granted: family, friends, money, food, clothes, and a roof over my head. Since all that has gone on, I've rediscovered true love, real friendships and faith of a real kind.

  6. How true Proverbs 31:30 is...ladies, look it up.

So, thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and who has helped me out this summer. It's so appreciated and I feel so blessed because of everything.

And Adam, thank you. Without all your encouragement, I'm sure I would have been a mess this summer, as well as quite frustrated. You always brought me back to the fact that God had something greater than I could understand planned for me, and I was only frustrated because I didn't know what it was. You told me to have faith and follow and go with His flow. You were so right...

This has definately been the best test of faith.

And I wouldn't change a thing about God's idea of my summer!