I am reminded that God is in control. I am reminded that Jesus said, "I have told you these things so that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world!" (John 16:33)
This morning, I woke up, more thankful than ever to pour a cup of coffee and safely be home. I stood on the porch with our sweet dog in the warm light and thanked the Lord for the little things. I remembered His words in Scripture, "Be still and know I am God." (Psalm 46:10) and I realized afresh how temporary and short this earth is. How eternity is so much bigger and more important, and how things are just things and how they don't last. But souls do. I am reminded to love and to try to love well, even though I often fail. And to embrace this life and live it for Him, living it for the the things that matter and not the material things that can so easily slip away.
PS - just in case you didn't know, the title of this post is actually an Alicia Keys song I love.... Just so ya know I'm not just being totally inapprop. ;) Tryin' to keep things light in heavy times, friends!