THIS thing is happening to me. This thing exists here and now, and most likely will in the distant future. This keeps me awake at night, and restless in the day.
The problem with this is, I cannot help but remember THAT. There was no this in that. That was a time when worries seemed solvable. In that was potential with dreams of great things. The future seemed wide-open and waiting.
I cannot seem to dream with this. This is so intrusive I cannot make many plans. Each day oscillates between forward motion and slammed brakes.
I pray that fades. I pray this new thing does all God promises. I pray I believe more and more each day that this is just really more of that.
Just a thought…
† By God’s Grace.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
> Romans 8:28—32, KJV
Source: The Holy Bible, King James Version. Cambridge Edition: 1769; King James Bible Online, 2016. http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org.