“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction, to give you an end and patience.” Jer 29:11
My husband and I just found out yesterday that the high school our oldest son had his heart set upon will be closing at the end of this school year. We haven’t told him yet. It breaks my heart to know that this news will crush the hope and excitement he’s been feeling.
How do we tell him? How can we help him look at the bright side when there don’t seem to be any fitting alternatives? It’s a heavy burden. Yet amidst my hidden tears and the urge to let out a primordial scream, there is a small niche of peace within my heart. Faith has told me time and time again that God is looking out for us, and I’ve had enough personal experience with God’s guiding hand in my life to know that it’s true. As worried and nervous as I am, this is another opportunity to increase our trust in the Lord, and an opportunity to grow the small niche of peace into a great big canyon.
“God answers our prayers in one of three ways: 1) Yes 2) No 3) Something better.” author unknown