"Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for my soul."
If you've followed my blog for some time, you may have been a little confused as to why I would start a series like this. Normally I write about recipes I've made, decorating my home, and occasionally something family related.
When I was struggling through those first months of Mason's life, accepting the fact that my son had Down Syndrome, I was learning and growing so much in my walk with the Lord. I then came across the verse above in my Bible reading, and knew that I needed to share what God had done in my soul.
The first days and weeks of Mason's life were dark times for me, emotionally. I've shared some of that with you through this series, and I realized that when the Lord brought me up out of the darkest moments in all of that, I couldn't keep silent.
I can't keep the greatness of God to myself.
I've always believed that God is awesome, powerful, working wonders, mighty, majestic, glorious. And, I have felt His power throughout my life. But, there was something about walking through a difficult time that made me much more aware of God's power in my life.
You can't see into my heart, but I know. I know where I was in May. And I know where I am right now, and I can tell you that my soul has been brought to a place of abundance.
"For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water;
yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance."
There's a place of abundance for my soul and that place is in resting in Jesus.
Mason still has Down Syndrome. I still struggle with that sometimes and have moments of sadness, grief, and disappointment. Yet, I have come to a better awareness of what it means to lean on the grace of God, and know Jesus better in the midst of it all.
Let's walk through life's challenging times with great confidence in God.
Let's embrace the difficulties because we know that Jesus will become more precious to us and we will know that place of abundance that is with Him.
To see a list of other posts in this series go here.