Tuesday, March 19, 2013

God comforts the homesick

it has been a week since my homesick meltdown.

that afternoon when i wrote it all out - i was a crying, weepy mess - it had been raining all day long. i took a deep breath, hit the PUBLISH button, and prayed for God's comfort. and you won't believe this, but within a few minutes, the rain stopped. the sky got brighter, and the clouds parted just in time for a beautiful sunset. my weeping started to turn into joy.

God comforts the homesick.

He shows Himself in perfect ways. throughout the week, i know God is working behind the scenes to send me comfort. it's like He's a Mighty Physician and to heal my homesick heart, He prescribes...

a text message from one of my best friends, 

storytime playdate with our new neighbors, 

an invitation to a fun new play-place with friends from our new church, 

and beautiful sunshiney afternoons collecting flowers, leaves and bugs with my little ones.

God is good.

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment [as seen from God's eternity], is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

"Remember the word to Your servant, upon which You have caused me to hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life." 
 Psalm 119:49-50

"Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work." 
 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17