Hope has a way of turning its face to you,
Just when you least expect it.
You walk in a room or look out a window
And something there leaves you breathless.
You say to yourself, "It's been a while since I felt this.
And it feels like it might be hope."
-Sara Groves "It Might Be Hope"
This song has been in my head since sometime last night. God has been so good to me this week, so very patient. As you can probably tell, I've done a lot of my processing here. But, I've done it in other places too. It felt like things started to turn around last night at Bible study. I love those women so much, and I have learned so much from them, more than they intended even. And after, a good visit with good friends, which was so very needed.
But, the most amazing thing has been the other people God has placed in front of me, the unexpected people. I expect that when I am struggling, my friends will step up. But God has been showing out with some of the ways He's been caring for me recently. Yesterday, I read this post. And it was like God taking my face in His hands and forcing me in the gentlest way to stop focusing on the problems and just focus on Him. So, I commented on it and Redeemed Diva, who I don't know personally and just recently even started reading, shared back that she had felt God asking her to pray for me and she had been. You could have knocked me over with a feather. My God is that kind of awesome!
So, here's where I am as I begin another busy week full of who knows what. I am choosing hope over everything else. God really does have all of this. There is a reason, even when I can't see it and it doesn't make sense to me. God hasn't forgotten us. Perhaps we have all been led here for such a time as this.