I began the week wrestling with fear.
There is a lot of dark things going on in the world. My anxious heart has a hard time seeing the light sometimes.
There are shootings.
Depressing news headlines.
I had to adamantly seek joy.
The Lord was faithful to revive my heart.
The beach is one of my favorite places. I feel at peace and most loved by God when I’m there.
On a morning walk with MK, I was reminded:
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Promises that I can stand on.
I’m thankful to follow Someone who does not leave me alone, helps me work through my fear, and richly blesses me with added joy on top of the joy found in Him.
There was joy in watching my kids have a blast.
Joy in my sweet family. Let me tell you – they are so funny. We shared many laughs and many good conversations. I love being with them. They love on me and my children in special ways.
I’m really grateful for all that I learned this week, the reconnection of our little family, and a refreshed spirit. I needed this vacation. We all did. Coming home with a full heart.