Do you ever feel overwhelmed with how good everything is?
I know we all have our troubles. The past few months have seen the highest and lowest of my days.
But I walk out of my house and see the green fields stretching out below the sun, and my heart surges with gratitude.
I love this life the Lord is giving me.
The enemy tries to tell me, in my moments of praise, that I should fear the time it all comes crumbling down.
And at some point, I know, there will be another valley. Perhaps even before this day is through. The intensity of those possibilities presses on me harder now than ever, now that I have so much preciousness to lose.
But I will not give into that fear.
I will close my eyes and feel the evening sun warm my skin. I will take it in. All this goodness, all this peace.
And I savor it all the more because I know God has been teaching me something about holding onto my contentment even when the sun goes behind the next coming cloud.
I will stumble, but His grace will catch me, buoying my head above the water.
There is always hope. And there is no fear in Love.