wow! the past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind for me. i’m glad to be back home. i’m hoping things calm down back to some degree of normal…
I left Greenville on June 20th for vacation in Washington DC and haven’t really stopped since. I got back from DC on the 28th, spent 4 days working, unpacking, cleaning, etc, and spent the last 4 days in NC visiting a friend.
Though the past few weeks have been great, I am exhausted. Lately God has been reminding me that rest and peace don’t mean that life is not in chaos – it means remembering that He is faithful through all the changes and confusion.
Emotionally I feel worn pretty thin… like I really haven’t had any time to think, process, pray, recuperate, etc. And I really have been missing my church… its been 3 weeks since I’ve been there and in many ways I feel very alone. Physically, my body has been thrown through the ringer due to eating out so much and that doesn’t agree so well with my food allergies. And I haven’t slept well in about 2 weeks as a result of it all. Today starts a 2 week detox diet so hopefully things will start to get back to normal soon.
Yesterday at my friend’s church in NC, the sermon was on Philippians 4:6-7 (do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.)
What a helpful truth to be reminded of. I’m so prone to anxiousness and worry. I am glad that my God is in control of everything… even the changes that make no sense to me. And I’m glad that though He is aware of my weakness and failure, that He grants me the gift of peace, that He guards my heart and mind, and that I am secure in Christ Jesus.