This scripture is one that we all know and can quote without even cracking open our Bibles. But it’s also one that can challenge us to see beyond the chaos and see the hope.
Thursday evening as I stood on 81 s in VA picking glass out of my flip-flops I tried to see the future and the hope in the wreckage that was all around me… and friends, I’m not gonna lie it was a struggle.
I stood among the carnage of 30 vehicles, 8 tractor trailers, and 11 separate accidents…. and my world was right in the middle of someone else’s mess … someone who was texting and driving… someone else who failed to yield to emergency vehicles, and several other people who were breaking the law by driving faster than the posted 70 mph. Choices that each of these drivers made, decisions they made on their own behalf that ended up affecting many other people.
Yepper, and there I was…. trying to sing “it is well”, picking glass out of my shoes, picking up my belongings off the highway, all the while trying to take pictures of our car, tow dolly, and Boaz our beautiful RV. And in those moments hope and a future seemed far off. Oh I know that God is faithful and thank God that Joey and I are only slightly sore …so many first responders couldn’t believe we walked away. And honestly on the outside of me it seemed all is well but on the inside my mind and heart were being tore apart …. fear of the unknown felt like a heavy wet blanket that I couldn’t shake loose.
So each day since Thursday I found myself walking in the unknown … each day before my feet would hit the floor I would repent of any thoughts that were not God’s thoughts and I would say Holy Ghost guide this journey because I know you were given to me as my comforter!
As I sit here in my rental car talking to the tow company that is taking my rv to the auction house I find myself humming the words to Jeremiah 29:11.
I don’t know what tomorrow holds … I don’t know if we will get enough to pay off the rv… and even though I have no answers to my questions… I do know I am a child of God… and that He loves me beyond measure …. so, friends no matter what you are faced with … or how crazy life seems to get, know that HE has a plan … for hope and future !!!
There are those of you that have offered daily prayers … scriptures … encouraging words … and many of you I have no idea how you even heard about our wreck … but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart … there were days we felt alone and stuck and a text or email would come through and bless us … and offer hope!! God bless you … Friends are such a blessing!!
Last night as I sat on the hotel bed … still stuck in Dublin VA and did my bible journaling I prayed for each of you … calling you by name … calling you HIS ..calling you chosen …
I have HOPE and I EMBRACE it!!!!
Be blessed, be bold, and be you