“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.””
Genesis 28:15 NKJV
In this extended season of waiting there has been a letting go, a slow surrendering of my own plans and expectations. A releasing of my own will and an embracing of His sovereign plan. In the unknown and the not yet, I am choosing to believe that God is bigger and more powerful than I can fully understand. Trusting that His plans, purpose and timeline far exceed my own.
No matter the circumstances, the ease or difficulty of the journey ahead, God’s character never changes. He is merciful and He is faithful, even when others are not and even when I am not. He is not only good but He is good to me. When I fail and lose my footing, which is often, His grace catches me, His love surrounds me. No matter what today holds, what twists and turns this journey brings, His presence is with me.
Lord Jesus, give me the courage to live open handed to all that you have in store for me and my family. Release me from all that encumbers, entangles and enslaves me. Pushing back the dark, I step into your light. I embrace with hope and expectation, the here and now, the in between and the not yet road ahead.
You are with me through it all. You are my eternal hope, my firm footing, my constant cover. You go before me, preparing the way. You are my portion, my everything. You provide everything I need. In You, I lack nothing good. You will never leave me. I am Yours and I am held. Secure in Your embrace.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
Psalm 121:1-8 NIV