Updated: Oct 15, 2020
I am in a season of life where I’m needed a lot. I’m never alone. I’ve had the opposite.
I’ve been through the season of life where I was frequently alone.
After our first two children became adults and moved out on their own, my husband was in a place in his career where he traveled extensively. I vividly remember the lonely nights he had to be away. I prefer my life now. I recognize the beauty and privilege of molding and influencing lives for God here, in my full house.
Today as we were walking through the house, Brooklyn pressed her cheek tightly to my back. “I am putting glue on my face and sticking to you,” she told me.
That’s exactly what God wants me to do. Glue myself to Him. In every way.
No matter the season. No matter the storm.
I can clearly see how each one of our hardships has brought me, and my family, closer to God. Each obstacle has proven how beautiful it is to allow myself to be held.
I know that I’m never truly alone.
Even someday, when Brooklyn stops following me absolutely everywhere, I won’t be alone.
As Marissa continues to mature and develop into the young woman she is becoming, I will never be alone.
John 15:4,5 tell us, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
You and I are never alone when we look to the Lord. Cultivate your walk with Him. Not a moment is wasted. Abide in the Lord and experience the fullness of life He intends.
Let Jesus be the adhesive that sticks you to God through every circumstance and joy.