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  • Jill Jarrell Newsome

"In A State Of Flux"

Mike reunited with some high school friends this summer and one of them came to spend a few days with us. She and I had only been together one day for about four hours and we have have nothing in common. She loves to do triathlons, wear work out clothes and athletic shoes and she laughed at all of my shoes, purses and hats! We had the best time together!! I believe God draws people together, according to His plan.

Our friend is stressing about where she is living, not sure if they made the right choice on a recent move cross country. Referring to three of us couples, my friend said, "we are all in a state of flux". Unrest! I shared how I can embrace this time by remembering how good and faithful God has been to me. When I reflect I find myself waiting, with excitement, to see what is next! He sees the whole picture so He brings the best for us in His perfect timing. Ephesians 3: 20, "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us..."

When we hand things over to God we do not have to stress. Proverbs 3: 5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." According to Isaiah 41: 10-13, He will help us. "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." I have seen God show off, doing incredible things! God can work out unbelievable things! Matthew 19: 26, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” So whatever issue you are in a flux about, turn it over to God. Keep saying, "I trust You, God!"

By the time our friend left she said she didn't think it was by chance that our paths have crossed. I agree. We, both, needed our good conversations and she was such a bright spot! Thank You, God, for knowing what we need whether a home, a friend or both!


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