This week has been hard.
No, let me rephrase that…..
This week has been horrific, tragic, devastating…….
just to name a few….
We have faced many giants within the last few days.
Huge, scary, depressive giants.
And yet, here I am….desperately clinging to all that we do have to be thankful for :
My children are safe and healthy!
My husband was able to rush to our aid when needed!!
I am ok!
We have a home, clothing, food, and wonderful friends and family!
So, so much to be thankful for in the midst of everything else, and yet I still want to hide under the covers and cry.
I want to block out everyone and everything and just be alone.
Part of me feels incredibly guilty that we didn’t finish our school week.
The other part of me is SO thankful that we, as homeschoolers, have the flexibility to catch up next week.
Friends, I’m struggling. Our family is struggling.
We’ve cried many, many tears over the last few days.
Then today, as I was scrolling through my social media feed, I saw this :
“HE is greater!”
Oh! Reading those words was like a flood of fresh air.
How had I forgotten?
He IS greater! So, so much greater!
He’s greater than our fears!
He’s greater than the attacks against our family.
He’s greater than our finances.
He’s greater than our sadness.
He’s greater than it all.
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”
1 John 4:4 ESV
What a warm blanket of comfort these words are.
My God, who loves me, and calls me by name has this!
And while we are still processing the events of this week, we can rest knowing that we can always run to Him in prayer and worship.
We can lay it all down at His feet, and not only will HE carry our burden, He’ll fill us with an incredible and indescribable peace.
He is greater, friend.
I’m still learning this. I’m still trusting in Him.
I don’t have to understand why everything happened the way it did because I know that God does.
He’s got this! And I don’t have to worry anymore.