by Deb Wolterstorff
I will have to admit, writing a blog is not my favorite thing to do. I am not a very good writer. I have trouble putting my thoughts into words and on top of that, I am all over the place trying to figure out what I should write about. First, I was thinking something about love (with Valentine's Day coming up), then I was thinking maybe something about hope. Then it was “how to handle plan B” and then...wait for it...maybe I should write something about being focused.
As I left the house this morning, I saw the sticky note that I had on my door, “God is in Control.” After a very hard time in my life, I had placed sticky notes all over the house with “God is in Control” on them to remind me that God has my back, to remind me that even though things are tough right now and my life had taken a drastic turn, I could rely and lean on my Savior, AND it gave me some peace. I had done this many years ago and there are only a few that are still up. Because they have been up for so long, sometimes I just don’t see them anymore, but this morning...I did! And again, I am reminded that amidst all that is going on in the world, amidst all the changes going on at church, amidst all the worry (and joy) I have for my kids – God Is in Control!
I need to trust in Gods’ love and infinite wisdom. I need to trust that God can work changes in our world, our church, and in those that I love beyond anything I can ask or imagine. I need to let go of my anxiety and worry and know that I/we are in the amazing, loving arms of God.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21