Destin, FLorida is beautiful. We have enjoyed our stay, but the trip home is fast approaching.
Vacations can be fun, should be fun, but I often find it hard to really relax. I am normally a fairly driven person (ok, so maybe intense is more accurate). And it seems like there is always something that I could be doing to get a leg up on the competition–to make a sale, get a listing, new marketing, etc. it is hard for me to let it all go for even short periods of time.
To say I have huge security issues is quite the understatement. I am not all gloom and doom, but I am afraid far too much of the time.
Whether it be fear, worry, grief, or pain, life can often be like the waves pounding the seashore.
And sometimes the waves come in so fast you can hardly catch your breath.
I try hard to believe God has good things in store for me. I try hard to trust life will not always be difficult. I try hard to hold on to the hope that one day pain will not be quite so intense.
In so very many ways, I can see what I just wrote as being my reality.
I have a loving and compassionate wife. We have children that are amazingly good kids. And thus far, nobody has ever gone hungry or without. Crippling pain and grief still rears its ugly head from time to time, but not nearly as much as it has in the past.
This vacation as been a little bit of a chance to catch our collective breaths. To get ready for the waves to come again…
I don’t know what God is always up to. I try to trust Him even though it is very hard for me to do at times.
Long ago I learned a saying that may be familiar to you…
God is good all the time.
All the time God is good.
I want to believe that.