Since the day when Tucker fell and I've been making decision after decision, I've said, "One step at a time." Trying to put all the pieces of the puzzle together at the same time, I've had to be reminded that I need to take one step at a time. 8 year old, Mr. E has been plentiful with hugs and reminders to do just that. I am grateful. I've also known all along that God has His hand in this situation, but I've needed to be reminded of that Truth.
I've been constantly learning to wait for Him to bring the next piece of the puzzle to me to show me what a beautiful picture it will be. I don't think I'll see the full picture till the end, but along the way--in two short months, He has brought countless blessings. Walks with a sweet friend, willing and able guys to help with the big stuff on the house project, my parents being patient and blessing us with a place to live, an anonymous gift card for groceries in the mail, cards and notes of encouragement, a husband who prays with me and for me and kids who are generous with their hugs and willing to just listen and comfort when I cry.
These are all pieces of the puzzle that He is putting together. I think I'm learning that He will use me to place some pieces....but one at a time. Not all at once.
Listen to this Truth from Isaiah, a prophet of old...which encourages me in this exhausting journey called life...
"Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:30-31 (ESV)
I will wait for Him each day. For wisdom and guidance and patience and grace for each step. For each puzzle piece.
" I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning."
Psalm 130:5-6 (ESV)
This is a favorite in our house. Enjoy the beautiful music and rich lyrics!