I am not usually at a loss for words. If you know me in person, you know that. I have a thought/comment/idea/opinion about EVERYTHING!! In social situations, this skill comes in handy; I can have a conversation with just about anyone, anywhere. I fully recognize that it can also be an annoying trait of mine. I’m learning when to just close my mouth and listen too. Anyway, twice yesterday, I found myself at a loss for words.
Twice in one day.
And really, when I think about it, in the last 10 months, I have been at a loss for words several times. At a loss because I don’t know how to accurately describe God’s goodness. I could search scripture and find plenty of verses of praise, but sometimes, we just have to stand in awe.
That’s been my life lately. Standing in awe.
You see, last week, I posted about fear I was having and the lesson I had to teach about that. This week, the pastor’s message was about… you got it – fear. That fear is a natural human emotion. We shouldn’t be ruled by our fear, or make decisions out of it. Instead, we should totally trust God through our fear. When we do – when we trust through and in spite of our fears – we are showing faith and honoring God.
I continue to have great hope in that. My spirit is filled with hope of what is to come. Then yesterday, twice in one day, I learned that people who are total strangers to me, want to do something that is an incredible blessing for my family – my children. I’m in awe. I don’t deserve it. I didn’t ask for it. I don’t know how to respond to it except to say Thank You God!
If I told you all the ways that I’d be speechless in the last 10 months, it would take up a whole book. Someday, maybe I’ll just write that book. There is an incredible God Story being written through my family. I can’t wait to get on the other side and see how all these “random” pieces fit together.
Until then, I want to hear your stories. Tell me what God has done to make you simply stand in awe.
ETA: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the church my family has recently started to attend wants to throw us a baby shower! Again, unexpected “God winks” (as a friend says) that just make me stand in awe…