Lately I have been feeling somewhat overwhelmed. I know that everyone does at times and I'm not trying to invoke sympathy. I'm blessed and have much to be thankful for. It's just that for the past few weeks so many things have been happening to people I care for and admire. These are tragic things that will change their lives. I have prayed with them and for them and I still feel as though there's some type of veil over my eyes that needs to be lifted.
Since I was a little girl I have called out to the Lord to help me when I am in crisis situations. He's been there. I can't help but think of the scripture, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9) This is a promise that Christ has given us and I am clinging to it. I am weak and I need to focus on His love.
I am thankful that He is changing me in many ways. I suppose change is always stressful, but I have never been one to be too afraid of change. I look forward to what He has in front of me. I was telling my staff the other day that I remember back over 50 years ago going to the dentist was much different. As a child the smoke from the drill and the terrible sounds were so frightening. I had to go through the drillings, but I prayed the whole time. Tears would run down out both sides of my face. I held the arms of the chair so tight I had to have been white-knuckled. I knew I had to go through this time to get to a better time. Maybe that's where I'm at now. It's hard, but He won't leave me nor forsake me and I will keep running my race.