I've done a lot of hoping in my life...
Today I hope that Phyllis's trip to the Pediatric Rheumatologist is her VERY last.
I'm hoping to make some money to help prepare for our trip to Austria, we've got to buy a few things, including a floor length black skirt (unless one of you have one of those size 3) for Phyllis, a white long sleeve blouse, and some odds and ends (I'd REALLY like to get a new pair of sneakers for the trip (mine are from my 3 day walk) I don't need them but I'd like them.
I've hoped for so many things, the first one I listed for today is my top priority, and the send... it's there but it's really not THAT important, that being said, I think that God cares about a lot of things in our life, I think that as our Father in heaven, He loves us more than we will ever know.
I never really hoped for a trip like Austria before i knew about it. But God knew. I hoped that the resources would be provided for such a time as this. I wonder why people don't live their lives for God (when I was younger, I wondered why people did), His way is MUCH better. The things we do while living for Him do not bring much consequence, though we sometimes lose some friends, but He did not call us for an easy life, He called us to live in the light to a world that is surrounded by darkness.
I never thought things like Austria would ever be possible, I was SHOCKED about how quickly the money came for Phyllis's trip for Colombia.
And the crazy thing is that none of these blessings are ANYTHING in comparison to SALVATION!
Isaiah 40:30-31 30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint