That analogy is way too close for comfort -- if only I could think of another. I was letting my imagination run a muck. I was allowing the dark to creep in where it had no business being. I wasn't acting like I know the Giver of Hope and Life Eternal.
But enough already.
I admit that none of those problems have been resolved, at all. Not even a little bit. There are still family issues, our house hasn't sold, and the kids have still not been enrolled in a school for the year. Have I mentioned, there are issues? I have? Then, let's move on, shall we? Youarewelcome.
Today, I got a reality check. Of the knock the wind out of your lungs variety. My grandma was rushed to the ER and I am still waiting to hear the results of that visit. She's been having numerous health issues lately. Some small and some not so much. This last medical go-round has me re-evaluating and putting everything into perspective. It helps that Joanna has been so helpful with encouraging words too. She's been there-done that when it comes to dealing with some of the same woes I am experiencing currently.
At any rate, my beautiful, godly, funny grandma is 87. She's always been active, spry and in the middle of everything - especially our hearts. At her age, little health issues turn into big health issues on a turn of a dime. And suddenly, everything else has fallen by the wayside as I sit by the phone waiting to hear news.
Life has a way of jolting us into remembering what is important. I just hope the jolt doesn't come at such a high price that neither my grandma nor I can recover from it.
Either way and in all situations, God's will be done. And I will find a way to be joyful about it.
19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.