This summer has been sunny and beautiful, both within and without. I ended up traveling a little bit after all, more out of necessity than leisure. Didn’t want to but once I got going, it wasn’t bad at all, I actually enjoyed it! Traveling has a tendency to do that, challenge and uplift all at the same time. My trips to South America, the West Coast and the South did that for me and I have come back feeling happy, peaceful, restful, and generally content with my life.
I’ve busied myself with yard work which has been quite uplifting to my spirit. My yard, back yard to be precise, had many years worth of layers of decayed autumn leaves from five huge trees that I have growing there. We spend most of this month raking up leaves, tearing down structures and making countless dumpster runs that cost a pretty penny. It was all worth it in the end, though we still have quite a ways to go with other larger projects that will demand bigger investment in terms of both time and money. Oftentimes my home begins to feel like a money pit, mainly because I am not handy and I’m now having to pay for everything I need repaired. But I’ll often hear my loving Father whisper that He has a plan, that He is working, that nothing took Him by surprise, that it is all in His plan for me. I saw this meme of a young boy bawling, captioned: I don’t want to go through things that don’t kill me but make me stronger anymore!!!! I laughed out loud at the perfection of this sentiment -it was his tears for me 🙂
My Father has continued to perfect me, meeting my every need, being my perfect husband as He promised me in Isaiah 54:5. I can honestly say I have lacked for nothing, even as He continues to strengthen me in every way possible. You know how He says in Psalms 37:19 that ‘they will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough’. God’s providence to me in every single area of my life has been nothing short of miraculous. I am amazed at the good God I serve, the faithful God who called me and quietened me in His bosom. We are still out here doing exploits with Him. He is loving me so well that I can’t wipe the smile from face.
As September comes to a close, I am so looking forward to autumn/fall weather. My refrigerator is stocked with enough Apple Cider juice to keep me warm through the changing seasons. I am looking forward to hot cocoa nights watching up in the attic, watching apologetics debates and learning more about the beautiful eternity that awaits me when I meet my loving Father again. But first, there is my life to be lived, and I only want to live it in Him. It’s a loving peaceful thriving place full of mercy, tenderness and lovingkindness. As God’s providence in my life continues, I press in and lean deeper into Him, trusting Him with my life more and more each new day.
We took such lovely family pictures when I went to Dallas for work, which provided me an opportunity to spend with my US family -another of God’s providence. When I tell you He’s been good to me, I mean He’s been so so so good to me. I will praise Him forever!! I look forward to sharing those pics with you all in a future post. This post is just a short one to close out September. May the God of love and peace be with you all that read this, until my next post. Cheers, Helena xoxo