It’s so weird to be packing my bags. Officially PACCCCKKKKIIINNGGG!!!! Oh such a thrill! I simply can’t contain myself!
Though at some point in the midst of list checking and shopping for supplies this past week it finally hit me that this isn’t all excitement. There’s sorrow, too.
And it makes my heart heavy. Ahhh I don’t even want that reality to sink in. This is just the beginning of so many lasts. I dread the goodbyes.
While fighting back the tears and hugging people tighter than ever, God gave me such timely promises to dwell on: His continual presence and the fullness of His joy.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Lord, I release these mixed feelings to you.
Give me a heart that submissively follows You, even when it’s bittersweet.
Lord, consume me, increase in me, and pour forth from me wherever you lead.
Please draw me closer to Your heart and give me endurance to pursue Your dreams, not my own.
Thank you for being patient. Thank you for being present.
You are a good, good Father. How assuring it is to be loved and led by You.