When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2, NIV
I realize that yesterday was the first day of summer, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’ve moved between states several times but this move, by far, has been the hardest. The degree of the “fish out of water feeling” was unexpected and has been overwhelming at times. It makes sense though when you consider my family and I have moved 3 times in five years; all with very different circumstances. Then you throw in the well-meaning people who incorrectly assume that because we have moved so many times we’re used to it. NOTHING could be further from the truth! Most women are “nesters” by nature so constant upheaval of the nest is traumatic to some degree.
I’m thankful for one of my big sisters and a couple of girlfriends who have just loved on me from afar. They’ve checked in and let me share my thoughts and feelings which has been a nice release, even though they can’t relate . That said, there is nothing like my relationship with Jesus. He is the only one who understands what I’m experiencing and doesn’t have issues of His own He needs to work through (amen, amen and amen again)! He can just be there for me saying just the right thing every time. That’s priceless!!! In the past month, He’s been there at every turn giving me just what I needed. Some moments it’s practical wisdom; other times, encouraging truths to chew on from His Word. The longer I live through the permutations of life, the more aware I am and comforted by His presence!
Well, I’m off to unpack another box, hang curtains or blah blah blah blah blah….!