'His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of His feet ... the Lord is good,
a refuge in times of trouble, He cares for those who trust in Him'
~ Nahum 1:3-7 ~
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From this week's journaling ...
Whirlwinds leave us reeling, unfocused, unsettled, strained. Everything is upended, uprooted, out of sorts. We are left to find a new normal, a stable reality. We want to make some sense of it all, for out of kilter we feel.
No wonder I feel the way I do right about now.
Exhausted. Sad. Frazzled. Done.
So here I am now. Processing the farewells, aiming to leave well, to grieve thoroughly, to appreciate the remaining moments I have with those I care so deeply for. To understand the stress of the whole house-selling process, to give myself grace, to thank my husband for sitting with my tears, for holding me gently while I weep.
That You, Lord, never change and are rock solid and sure is such a wellspring of strength right now. Because 'when all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.'
May these quiet times together, this conversation back and forth, this sustenance, these moments tucked somewhere near the beginning of the day revitalize and stable me, strengthen and re-calibrate me.
You are in the whirlwind,
yet You are never shaken.
I am leaning into You.
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'As we continue the seasonal dance from one month to another, may we be willing to release our tight hold on familiar and grab on to something new. May we carry our questions with us even as we gather up all the hope we can find for the days to come.'
~ Emily Freeman ~
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THE TRANSITION JOURNEY ~ AN UNEXPECTED SERIES