One of my temptations when I’m in the valley is to think God has forgotten about me, forgotten about my husband, forgotten about our dreams.
Even yesterday during the message at church, I thought of Jesus’ words Eli, Eli, lema sabacthani! My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? as a prayer I could mimic. But the next moment I realized how foolish that is. Because Jesus spoke those words, I never can. Jesus faced real separation from God, real aloneness in a way I never will, no matter what my feelings tell me. When God says, I am with you always, He means nothing can separate me from Him. Not even Lyme.
A pinprick of light in my valley! As is this:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
In completely unrelated news, Brad and I watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy this weekend. We have absolutely no idea what the plot of that movie was. I think we were supposed to be happy when Colin Firth died, but I just can’t get behind that.