The lovely Elizabeth over at The Comfortable Coop nominated me for The Valiant Blogger Award! ❤ I’m very honored that she considers me courageous enough to deserve this, as I don’t even see myself as such; all I do is draw from the Lord’s strength on a daily basis. I truly believe that I’m only the person that I am today because of Him and His love for me. It’s all because of Him. ❤
You can go check out the Hall of Valor to see who else has been nominated and why they are the warriors that they are. 🙂 Now, on to the rest of the post.
The biggest challenge in my life is trusting the Lord with my future in Guatemala.
I don’t know when the time will come for me to serve Him there. I don’t know how I’ll pay for all the expenses. I have absolutely no idea how anything else will work out. The one thing I do know is that He desires for me to be there one day, and that’s all I need to know.
Despite the numerous uncertainties that bombard me this way and that, I am at peace; He has a plan, and I deeply desire to follow Him.
There will definitely be times when it’s harder for me to trust, and there will also be times when it’s easier. The unchanging truth that continues to ground me in my faith is that His timing is perfect, regardless of the situation, regardless of how I’m feeling, and that is reassurance enough for me. ❤
I’ve been in some really tough situations throughout my life, and I can’t say that I came out of them having exhibited much strength. But through each trial I’ve gone through, I became stronger; those difficult circumstances strengthened me and helped me to grow.
The best piece of advice I can give to anyone going through hard times is to stay focused on the future.
While we might not respond the way we envision ourselves reacting to obstacles, we can see how far we’ve come upon looking back – both emotionally, as well as spiritually. Learning to trust in the Lord is a life-long process.
I nominate Valerie over at Living Lighter in Atlanta. She is an incredibly strong woman – and I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom! She’s been through so much, and I greatly admire her strength (especially when it comes to childbirth! 😂).
Thanks for reading!