“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains:
It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world”
~ C.S. Lewis
These past few days I've been battling a rough case of homesickness.
As excited as I was (and am) to be here, I've been feeling really alone and a little lost. There are wonderful people that we've met. But we've still just met them. I'm longing to be surrounded by those who know me best. And they are all so far away right now. I don't want to give up and go home. I just want to be done with this phase of moving already.
I am glad we're here. And I know that God brought us here. But that doesn't necessarily mean things will automatically be a breeze. It doesn't mean that I will magically make friends overnight. It doesn't mean that we won't miss our families and life long friendships back in California.
The reality is, God hasn't promised us that this would be easy or that we'd even like it.
But He has promised to never leave us. He has promised to give us peace. to give us joy in the midst of all things. That we will never really be alone. That He will provide for us. That His plans for us have a purpose... It's a long list.
Because I know that... It's now up to me. I can either crawl into a corner and try to escape, or I can recognize God's sovereignty and choose to trust Him.
God grows us, speaks to us, comforts us, and loves us in the midst of pain in such a tangible way. He makes it worth it. Because I know Him, I know that it will be.
So, dear friends. Keep us in your prayers. Pray that we would allow God to grow us through the rough patches.
Also, here's some adorableness thrown in for good measure... you're welcome.