It’s no secret, the past couple years have been a bit of a dumpster fire for a lot of us. Whether it was a terrifying medical diagnosis, family trauma, pandemic stress, or something else- you may have wondered how in the world you would get through it.
I get it.
A few years ago, it felt as though there was no escaping the waves of adversity that started washing over me, and just wouldn’t stop. Maybe, you know the feeling.
- The first mishap was breaking my leg. It was actually my third broken leg. Seriously, who breaks 3 legs? Mercy.
- Then came the dental discovery that a beloved front tooth had a fracture above the gum line.
- Next was the monstrous tree, just feet from our house- uprooted by tornado-ish winds.
- And, then on December 23rd, a flying (rein)deer crashed into my car, shattering two windows. [The “grandma got run over by a reindeer” joke was, in my opinion, a bit Too Soon.]
Through it all, I know it sounds a little crazy, but God was really good. Even in one of the hardest years ever, there seemed to be miracles hidden in the madness.
A few highlights:
The Lord healed the busted leg to the point of being able to do pretty much everything (except, according to the surgeon, play rugby).
A superhero periodontist not only rescued me from a life with no front tooth, but she also made me smile again.
We were spared from a tree crashing through our bedroom. And were able to make the most of the situation.
When the flying reindeer annihilated my car, and removed the window that was inches from my face- I walked away without a scratch. Straight up miraculous.
All that to say, “God is still God; and God is still Good. To God be the glory!” quote cred: Zac Smith.
If you’re going through more than you could have imagined, I want to remind you- you’re not alone. God sees you. He loves you. He’s never ever going to leave you.
Even in the madness, never stop looking for miracles.