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When you think back on this past year, what comes to mind?
I have opened my curtains many mornings this past year, thinking on the verse, “Pray continually, being watchful in it with thanksgiving,” (Colossians 4:2). I want to keep choosing a heart posture of watching to see God at work! But as 2019 ends, I don’t yet see the answer to prayer in this area of need, and this year ends without closure.
What have you been praying? In what area of your life is this year coming to a close without answers?
REFUGE. A safe place you run to for protection, comfort, to escape trouble.
What is your refuge?
We each have our go-to’s. A friend, work, media, our home, a role or position (whether as a mom, ministry, or work related), exercise, coffee, … sugar! While these are good gifts to enjoy, they all fail us. God is our only reliable refuge.
I always feel a bit of a thrill when I see buds forming on branches. They are the promise of spring! As I notice seasons change, it makes me think about seasons in our lives. I journaled about this the other day, and I’ll share with you what I wrote:
We all have hard seasons in our lives. In these desert places, sometimes there is some thing we are waiting for and want, like a career change or people to connect with. Or, there is some thing we are living with that we don’t want, like illness or a difficult relationship. We hope and pray things change quickly. But when it doesn’t, how can we live and love well in that season?