November 2020, nearly the end of the weirdest year I’ve lived through so far. There have been more tragic ones… more personally daunting ones… more anxiety-filled for sure. But this last 9 months has been epic in that the world has stressed out with me.
Collectively, every country, every state has managed daily unknowns and tragic chaos together. Even now, it seems as if 7 billion humans await a screwy election outcome in our (so called) United States. Most days I just pray for peace.
College for our freshman this fall was anything but normal. Not what she had anticipated, yet still doable. She made the best of inconveniences, discovering alone the way an amazing truth- adversity breeds friendship.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
True friends surface when troubles arise. A bond can form fast and deep. Being away from home may bring this about… or dealing with the rules and regulations surrounding a surprise pandemic. Oh, the blessings of seeking camaraderie, being thankful and choosing joy! If we will only trust God and do the next thing, He promises to be a Lamp for our feet and Light to our path. Psalm 119:105
He knows we are in need of a Good Shepherd to lead the way through, and so He becomes our Hope. Even during the strange and unknown, treasure can be found if we are willing to seek it out. You never know, this could be one of the best years yet.