So I think it’s Wednesday….known at holiday club as “weary”! Anyone feeling weary out there?
Weary Wednesday. I’ve actually been sleeping really well recently, enjoying getting an extra couple of hours in bed each day. But, despite sleeping well, I have been having some pretty weird dreams!
Of course, the king of weird dreams in the Bible probably has to be Joseph. And to add to the crazy weirdness of his dreams, he not only remembered his dreams (I wake up and know I’ve had a weird dream but can rarely remember it for more than a few seconds!), but he went and told loads of people about them…..which led to all sorts of trouble for him.
Joseph’s life took a massive downhill turn after telling his brothers about his weird dreams and he ended up far from where he expected to be.
I understand that feeling a bit – the last few weeks, we (Zephaniah Trust) should have been in various schools doing all sorts of things to share God’s story with hundreds of children……and instead we were all stuck in our various homes. Not where we expected to be or should have been at all!
Sometimes, life can throw a real curve ball at us. So what do we do when that happens?
Going back to Joseph, even at his lowest point, when he was far from home, far from his family, feeling utterly alone, locked in prison (that’s a pretty big curve ball!), even then he knew that he wasn’t actually alone. Despite everything, Joseph still trusted that God was with him.
Life is not how any of us expected at the start of this year, I think I can fairly safely say that. But no matter what’s going on, no matter how unexpected our situation may be, not matter how frustrating, no matter how far from our own plans, God is with us. Still. Always.
Emmanuel is for life not just for Christmas!!!
So let’s pray for all those who are really struggling with how life is just now; for those who are feeling truly alone; for those who need to know that God is right here, going nowhere, always with us.
God may not make life all wonderful and amazing and easy but He absolutely does promise that He will never leave us or forsake us.
Thank God that we can trust Him always to be with us always.
I’d post a link to “I’m gonna walk” to finish but I can’t find one (left it too late for a proper search, I’m afraid) but you know how it goes – “and if I walk in the valley of the shadow, I will fear no evil, coz I know You’re with me…..” Amen
Enjoy your day, everyone, whichever one it may be!!!!