There aren’t enough words to explain everything the Lord has been teaching me recently. In the past month my husband and I have received a lot of good news and a lot of sad news. We’ve experienced everything from seeing new life brought into the world, watching a friend & 30-year old father/husband lose his courageous battle with cancer, learned of exciting adventures ahead, learned of upcoming struggles that are around the corner, and so much more.

Through all of this the Lord keeps bringing me back to one verse. It’s a famous verse that many of us have heard before, but I had always put the emphasis on the first half of the verse and didn’t pay too much attention to the rest of it. Today I am thankful for Ecclesiastes 3:11.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

What a beautiful reminder. I would be lying if I said that I always understood God’s timing and that I easily accepted all of His plans. But this verse reminds me, we cannot ‘fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” My heart is both hurting and rejoicing right now, but I am thankful that I can always rejoice in the fact that ‘He has set eternity in [my] heart.’ It’s time for me to step back, hand it all to our Heavenly Father, and rejoice in Him.

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