The hot metal clangs against the side of the dock as we tie off the boat, making sure it’ll stay put. The family goes back to the lake house to wash up and wind down, because as much as being in the water is relaxing—it’s draining, being in the sun for hours.
Everyone goes back. Everyone that is—except for myself. With a nod from my husband that he’s got the kids, I alone remain. I stretch out atop the half-dampened towel and let the water droplets run down my skin until they kiss the blue fibers.
In the moment I am nowhere else. Just me and God, birds, a few bugs. The swaying of the trees in the wind plays like a soft melody in the background. I pull my journal and pen from their safe place and begin to write about the current experience of rest, and how thankful I am to receive it.
You see, trusting God with our lives has been quite the adventure. When husband’s time serving God and country with Marine Corps, we thought he would find a job easily, since he was Military Police. Nope. It didn’t happen.
Instead, jobs were scarce and those he found didn’t seem interested. When he finally found a fitting one, he didn’t have it for long—a circumstance out of his hands causing us to question everything.
And this went on for 10 years. Yes, I said 10 years.
How Shifty Terrain Forges Rugged Faith
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