Perhaps a part of me deep inside is still hurting from “failures” in the past. Or perhaps a part of me is scared about the future.
What I do know is that being a military wife and new mother is tough. The responsibilities placed upon me are impossible to manage on my own. A part of me looks sentimentally on the past, when life was seemingly more carefree, and another part looks worriedly at the future, to the day my husband will deploy and I’ll act out the role of “single mom” while he’s gone.
The future can be a scary thing. But my God is real, and He promises to hold my hand through it all. There’s something so comforting and reassuring about that.
“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23: 1-3 NIV).
“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young” (Isaiah 40:11 NIV).
Where is your focus today? Is it on the past, or the future?