I know that last verse is one that is seen everywhere and most of us can rattle it off with out a second thought. I do love it. It's not an easy verse though and actually, I don't like to read it without reading the verse right before it.
We have moved a few times in the last several years. Moving was not anything that I ever wanted to do. I am a bubble person, a cocooner, a deeply rooted "I want to live here forever", I don't like change, I'm afraid to leave...kind of gal.
But bubbles burst, cocoons break open, and roots are unbound...
and to allow for deeper growth.
Once that initial breaking away occurred and we took that first step, as painful as it was at the time, I began to understand something. I realized that the comfort, security and contentment I felt with my physical location, with my surroundings, our home...even our family, they were nothing compared to the comfort, security and contentment found in Jesus.
It was hard, but I was "strengthened" in the transition. In my weakness God was there, it is that knowledge and experience that strengthens faith and provides contentment.
Those are the things we need for the times when we can't quite see where God is showing up.
My husband and I frequently discuss moving again. He would love to go back to middle Tennessee...I will admit I have no desire to, except to be closer to our daughter, other family and friends. We talk about being open to moving anywhere, and I confess to him that for the most part, I think I could be happy anywhere. My husband, stopped mid discussion once, looked at me slightly annoyed and said, "You know I think you could."
He can be a grass is greener on the other side type person, and I am an eternal, "oh it doesn't matter what color the grass is, it will be ok."
You see, it's not that I want to let life happen to me, to my family, I don't. I firmly believe we have to move, in all areas. We have to engage and make choices...but at the end of the day, I trust God. I trust Him to plan and use and care for us. I trust his provision and I trust his strength in my weakness.
Because I am weak.
I doubt myself and I ask why.
But I am learning and growing stronger in the knowledge that...