Saturday, November 2, 2013

Even when it's hard....

We have been in Missouri for an entire month now and I will be honest - 
I am not too sure about how I feel. 

I feel homesick for California more then I have ever before. 
I feel discouraged that I have not found a job yet. 
I feel overwhelmed and confused. 
I feel frustrated and anxious. 

When my feelings get so polluted and confusing I have to run to The Lord. 

Friends, I am being honest -- if I had money I would joyfully go back to my beloved town in California. I would start attending my old church with a newfound appreciation. I would savor every restaurant, every coffee shop, every smell, every moment. I would hug my family and friends a little longer. I would enjoy the weather and happily go to work daily. I miss it more then I thought I would. And I haven't lived there in two years! 

But moving back to California is not an option and I have to trust God during this time. I don't know why I am here and I have to fight back the bitterness of living in yet another new state. 
BUT in the midst of all these feelings... I will trust God. 

Father, help me. Help me too see the reason why I am here. I never want to lose my joy in any season. As a new mom I am trying to learn a new way to live my life and I thank you for that. I thank you and praise you for my son. There is so much newness in my life right now and I pray that I will trust you during this time... Even when it's hard. Thank you for listening to my prayers and heart's cry - even when it's repetitive. Amen. 

New states, acclimating to a new call, and love. -Monica 


Anonymous said...

Oh I love this post - we are really struggling to trust God right now as Ryan doesn't have a job and he will stop getting paid in a few weeks.

And by the way, I couldn't read the whole posts because your images in your left sidebar are cutting into your content! I noticed it the other day, but thought it was a one time thing. Love you!

Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

As always, thank you for the post! It reminds me that I need not to take the moments that God has given me for granted. It makes me want to be better (of course in His strength). Thank you Monica!