03/07/2020 Marching into New Territory

The face I think I am making all the time.

This week I began a new job. My Emotions have been all over the map. Plus, Landon has a cold which meant that yesterday I began showing signs of a cold. And of course, there’s the standard stressors of day-to-day finances, the eBay store, and general life matters to which I must attend. It’s been a week.

Yes. A week. One full of self doubt and uncertainty of both feeling excited and overwhelmed. I work for a good company; I just want to do right by them. And in the beginning, it can feel impossible.

The YouVersion Bible app appears to be recognizing tiny anxieties . Today’s verses were personal favorites of mine :

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”
‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭3:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I’m also a fan of verse 19, “God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on the high places.”

That’s a good word, there.

And one thing I have continued to note in my adult life: we can all use a good word. Life is so much more difficult than I imagined. I’m sinful by nature but feel I become worse all the time: the covetousness, the envy, the regrets, and the fears just grow. And I doubt I am alone in the toil. I would assume many of us face challenges we fear we’ll not overcome, and any encouragement is welcome.

And great encouragement comes from the Scripture itself. Rejoice and take joy in the perfect truth that is unchanging: GOD himself. That’s what I am trying to do. In light eternal glory, the things of earth go strangely dim.

That’s me this week. Overwhelmed by new endeavors but ever grateful for the Scripture’s hope.

Not much else to see here. Thanks for reading,

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