Today was the first time since my surgery that I took Argyle out for his morning walk
The past ten days have been difficult for me spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I find myself worrying about our future, family, finances, where I fit in the grand scheme of things and often, the tears flow.
But leave it to our Lord to allow only a smattering of self-loathing before He intervenes–sometimes it is the small things that wake us up, a smile from a stranger, a kind word from a friend, a surprise in the mail, and other times, like this morning–it only required me going outside and paying attention.
I could not help but remember St. Faustina when I saw the rainbow coming straight down from a cloud onto the snow below. It was in the field across the street, I stood and stared and knew, it was Him. Deep within my spirit, I heard His voice saying, “I have great plans for you. All is well.”
After I hobbled in to get the camera, I heard the voice again and remembered the passage from Jeremiah 29:11. Immediately, I was filled with hope, anticipation and comfort. Thanks be to God
- “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope.”