I am not snoring!!!! I grew up here, in the dry, hot, south where we are always in a drought. We try not to complain when it rains. So, I'm not complaining. The other night we were on our way home from soccer practice. I had 2 little ladies with me, one of them a tad disappointed that her practice was cancelled due to some pretty ominous storm clouds paired with streaks of lightening. By the time we were in our car the rain was falling heavily and I could tell it would be messy. It was that sort of rain that made it difficult to see and the girls realized that. From the back:
"Wow. Mom, it is raining so hard!"
"Can you even see?"
Without thinking I said, "Well, it's hard to see, but I know my way home." I repeated that to myself. "It's hard to see, but I know my way home." I have felt a little pushed in this summer. My heart has just been heavy and when we have come face to face with sin, we've worked through it, but it's been hard for me to really walk in the truth. I know the truth, I just have had to constantly ask the Lord to help me overcome my unbelief. I can't always see when the rain is coming down so hard. I do however, know The Way Home. I cannot tell you how I have been able to rejoice in God my Savior. Really seeing my need all the more, and the need that my little baby sinners have as well. As they get older and are developing their own walks with the Lord I have found it rather challenging, but so rich, to point them to the bleeding wounds...and the empty tomb.
I'm looking forward to this school year because there are so many things I've seen that need to be different. So many areas that I need to defend, so many areas that I need to enjoy...and I can because even when it's really coming down and life feels cumbersome and tough...I do, indeed, know my way home.