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.
(Isaiah 41:10)

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.

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