Oh, y’all. When we pour our hearts out and get vulnerable, we allow God to work. He works in the broken-ness. He is our Healer, Redeemer. After a rough Tuesday, God brought Wednesday. He used it to fill my tank back up to overflowing. It was nothing out of the ordinary, really, just a Wednesday, but God used an ordinary Wednesday. He uses the ordinary for the extraordinary. He used the people in my life to remind me that there is always sunshine after the rain. He sent words of encouragement, fulfillment of a heart’s desire, a surprise dessert date with friends, a family heirloom treasure, and some happy mail.
Of course, Lora tucked a special surprise in my package, and the lyrics she included were dead on.
Even on a day when things are off, I choose to praise God–to know that what He has planned for us is so much greater than anything we could dream or imagine. Joy is not found in circumstances; it’s found in Him–only Him. Even on a day when I am feeling down, I have joy in the Lord.
And the icing on the cake, was THIS. Oh, this. (Same link; I’d just really like you to read it.) I needed it. I read it right about the time I was winding down for the day, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. It was the perfect end to my day. He’s good, y’all. So good.