Steady FootstepsFriday, January 24, 2014
I tried not to think about it as I got ready for bed. I figured it was done and now God would decide who would read it. Maybe, I thought, someone, somewhere could relate to what I wrote. Maybe my struggle could somehow encourage someone else. Maybe, just maybe, my heart would feel a little bit better if other people knew.
And then today, He came. He didn't come in a clap of thunder or a flash of lightning. He didn't come in a shiny package made to amaze and impress. But instead, He came quietly and calmly. His peaceful, comforting presence came
through you when I opened up my computer again. Oh my goodness, how He has blessed me today! I received a comment of encouragement beneath the post I had written, and then, soon afterward another one. And then more. I started receiving e-mails, many from people I didn't even know. But each of them was allowing Christ’s love to reach out to this hurting mom on the other side of the screen.
Jesus’ steady footsteps continued throughout the day and I am overwhelmed! Thank you, dear friends! You have helped me more than you know and more than I can even express. I am so grateful! Today, my heart is warm and my hurt has the amazingly soothing balm from the Lord upon it. After reading your stories and receiving your encouragement forged from the pain of your own experiences, I am confident that the Lord is doing a good work here. I am looking to Him with hope, knowing that His plan is far better than anything I could ever think up myself. And, I am thanking Him for the joy of friendship which comes sometimes when we least expect it but need it the most.
Outside the City Gate