Swimming in Noodles

Because I’m a recent widow, people always ask how I’m doing. Lately, I’ve started to say ‘I am good because God is good.

Someone cries, ‘I don’t know how you do it.’

I tell them I’m just showing up for service, because that’s all I’m doing.

It is hard to be alone. It is hard to be without my love of almost 49 years. I miss Ron every day.

But tell me, what are you going through? Is God meeting you in the midst of it? Are you able to bear the loss, the pain, the difficulty? Of course you are because that is what God does. He comes along side. I can stand in the midst of my grief because God is faithful.

Oh I could give into my sadness. Some days I feel like I’ve made no progress at all. It seems that I’m swimming in noodles. But I know what to do when that happens.

Mark 14:38-Keep awake and watch and pray [constantly], that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

God always hears our heart cries and helps us stand for one more minute, one more hour, and one more day. All we have to do is show up for service.

The Bible doesn’t say much about noodles but it does tell us what direction to swim.

John 21:7-Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord! Simon Peter, hearing him say that it was the Lord, put (girded) on his upper garment (his fisherman's coat, his outer tunic)–for he was stripped [for work]–and sprang into the sea (AMP).

Swimming in noodles? What does it matter as long as we swim toward him?

Prayer: Lord, give us the strength to swim through everything, even noodles, as long as it leads us to you. For Christ’s sake. Amen.

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