i love it

You know those times when it seems as if everything is going wrong? Your world has just turned upside down. All of the big things in life – relationships, health, finances, etc. – just get worse and stay that way. Naturally, when I find myself in this situation I easily become very discouraged. I want to run away. I want to escape from real life. In music, in a book, in a movie…anything to get my mind off of what it insists on being conscious of.
It’s at this point --when I don't know what to do, where to turn, or what the next step is, and don't even want to know, that God surprises me.

It’s usually something that would be considered small.

Very small.
But in a special way, it’s huge.
He gives me a little gift, as if to say, “I’m still here, I’ve got you in my arms through this storm, and I love you.”

It could be a phone call from a friend.
Or a cute red coffee mug with white polka dots on it.

Or a big huge hug from a three-year-old boy.
Or a vanilla scented candle.

Or a certain song coming on at the perfect time, when the iPod is on shuffle.

Or a clear sky full of stars when it was supposed to be cloudy.
He gives me something that I never would have expected. And I love it. It’s as though even if I’m in constant emotional or physical pain, everything inside of me is smiling for a moment. Just because of that one little thing. How I can get so excited about something like that, I don’t know. But I do.

And I love it.

Because it reminds me of how much He loves me.

Look for those little details in your life. They can be so amazing.

'Cause God is so good.

He really is.


Miss Pickwickian said...

A very good reminder.

Thank you!

Janet said...

I love you so much Annie! <3

annie p. said...

@miss pickwickian - aw, you're welcome. :)

@janet - love you too <3

Hannah Hottenstein said...

<3! You are walking with Him, even in all this; that's some reason for joy. He is there! With you. :)

Even if I can't be. :(
:) Love you. <3

annie p. said...

'tis so true! :)

miss and <3 you.