Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September Breezes

There is something about September. It's my favorite time of year. Summer is ending, school starting, and usually, it's time to start wearing those favorite sweatshirts, or sweaters. This year is different though, I'm still wearing shorts and tank tops, along with my flip flops. The summer season is hanging on, which is good!
But what about the seasons of life that hang on that aren't so good? I personally can say a yearning starts to grow inside for a change. Feelings of discontent, discouragement and even depression fill the days during a long hard season.
I'd like to pass something on, I happen to be in one of those seasons and today, I was reminded. To meditate on things that are pure, holy, true, just, praiseworthy, of good report, knowledgeable. These are the things to focus on.
And to cast my cares upon God. I don't have to carry them. Whew! What a relief.
During my walk with my sister, she said, "After a storm, I wish I could go back through it again because I know that I'm going to be okay. Well, I'm in a storm and that's what I'm going to do, choose to know that I'm going to be okay while I'm in this storm."

Here is a word I hope will give you the hope that it gave to me.

Isaiah 41:9 - 10
"I have called you back from the ends of the earth so you can serve me. For I have chosen you and will not throw you away. Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."

Those words are like a hug to the soul during this season in life. And when I'm out in the September breezes, I feel like I'm getting a nice warm refreshing hug from God. So go ahead, when the breezes stir, go get a hug.