Moving Forward When We're Sliding BackWe are headed south. Houston Neurosurgery called and Meg is to be checked in Monday morning. Seeing the left side of Meg's face slack, I know there's no getting out of it. We have to go.

 

Isaiah 30:21 NIV Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

 

I believe in the omnipotent power of almighty God. He spoke heaven and earth into being, raises the dead, and has patience with me.

 

My disbelief comes at the times I feel his urging and aligning, when He stands behind me and says, "This is the way; walk in it." And I look at what's before me and all I can think is, "Surely not."

 

An unplanned trip makes me feel like we're sliding back. I had hoped life moved beyond this. As I pack God reminds me my sense of security should rest only in Him. I tell Him I just thought it would be different...easier.

 

I remember Jesus washing the disciples feet and the humility it took. God's grace is always sufficient even in the most menial tasks.

 

I feel how much I need Jesus and His humility. To help me do what I'd rather not, to be willing when I believe surely not, and to walk in the way of grace.

 

I quit thinking about all the things I want to be doing and how hard things are on Meg. I know God's behind us and as He presses in, we press on.