This past year has been a spark of new hope in my heart, and no, it’s not connected to the presidential election (in case you were wondering.) God is giving me new hope after years of struggle. This last week really hit this home for me, because I’m feeling more optimistic and hopeful than ever before.
He has put a new song into my heart, and I am happier and more joyful and freer than I’ve ever felt before in my life. And that’s taken 24 years. I truly have realized the peace of God, the peace of Christ that passes all understanding this year in the midst of some of the hardest circumstances our family and church has faced. I’m healing. I’m running because I love it, not because I have to. I’m resting, because rest is good, and it’s so refreshing for the soul, mind, and body. And I’m also talking about a vacation that’s coming up; thank you Meg for creating this fun ‘Week in Review.’ It’s a wonderful space to share thoughts, lessons from the week, and all the wonderful/hard/challenging/amazing things that happened.
I kind of just want to sing and dance these verses from Psalm 103:1-4, ‘
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;’