I love snow. Snow is so fun to play in, to shovel, to throw on your friends. 🙂
I had a pretty good weekend. It was slightly traumatic, as my mom and I were out in our garage, and while my mommy was in the attic, she stepped on a spot that wasn’t a stud, and she FELL through.
Can you say ‘PANIC?’ I did panic, and I was praying as I ran out into the garage, because I heard it.
I ran out, and my mom had her eyes open. So I called 911 and almost lost it when the lady came on the phone. I told her the details, and thankfully we live within 3 miles of the fire station. They were there in 5 minutes, just as an EPIC snowstorm was beginning to downpour.
Well, I must tell you that right before, I had tweeted that I was going on a run. I’m thankful that I didn’t go on a run. There would have been times, a long time ago, when I would have stressed out about changed plans, but God gave me an overwhelming peace being reminded that a man plans his ways but God directs his steps.
My mom is okay, praise the Lord, with a slight concussion, and she is now home resting.
And I wanted to tie this all in to some encouragement for all of you.
‘GOD WORKS ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR GOOD!’
For those of you struggling with an eating disorder or looking back at the havoc eating issues might have played with your life, God didn’t do that for no reason. I look back at the 6 years of this idol swallowing my time and my emotions, and I know that God used it for my growth. God used it to give me a sensitivity to the insecurities of girls around me, girls who are hurting, girls who try to put on a front that everything is ok, when they are falling apart inside.
It’s often frustrating to me how much food still threatens to consume my time and my thoughts, but it’s an opportunity to just cry out to God and place my trust and my faith in Him, not my food or my body. The more I learn to trust in Him, the more peace I find in the love of Christ and His sovereign control.
Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, a VERY present help in trouble.”