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Trust the next chapter because you know the author.

Recently after returning from a trip to Stowe, Vermont I was reflecting on the journey. The location was fantastic with a gorgeous backdrop of beautiful mountains to appreciate God’s handiwork. However, while driving to our destination, I began to wonder if we were even on the correct route. The last few hours of our 14-hour drive were unlike what I expected. I felt like we were certainly off the beaten track which consisted of many twists, sharp turns, curvy up & down hills, and of course limited cell service!

Life seems to be that way, unpredictable. What are we to do with that?

You may be experiencing heartache and hurt that is so painful even today. Or remembering what once was that will never be again. I know it’s difficult to harness all those emotions…. the twists and turns, the ups and downs that you have in missing your loved one. I don’t have any quick answers and I would guess to say that you don’t either. For sure I don’t waste time to get caught up in the “whys” because it tends to rob us of the joy & purpose God really does have for us. (John 10:9-10)

I recently watched the movie, I Still Believe. It’s the true story of Jeremy Camp, the Christian musician who lost his new bride and in the midst of enormous grief and pain continued his relentless journey with God. A few years later he remarried and wrote the Song: “I Still Believe.” Let me share the chorus: “Cause I still believe in your faithfulness, I still believe in your truth, I still believe in your holy word, Even when I don’t see, I still believe.”  That’s it right there, even when our safety net is gone as we once knew it, even when life shakes us, and we don’t understand the why …. We can still know and believe that God’s love never changes and is never unpredictable. He is faithful through all generations. (Psalm 100:5)

I saw this quote recently: “One voice can make a song. One life can change the world.”

  “Here’s the truth: It’s up to us, what are we going to do with the challenges on our journey? I can confidently say, “I trust the next chapter because I know the author.” May it be with you as well.



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