Each day has gotten progressively more difficult over the last five days, and although it doesn't seem relief is anywhere in sight, I have a peace within me, a "peace that surpasses all understanding" (Philippians 4:7). This peace will guard my heart and my mind in Jesus Christ.
I know God will deliver me from this valley. He is with me, and He comforts me (Psalm 23:4).
My body is broken, my flesh is exhausted; I witness the pain of those closest to me. But The Lord delights in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For His grace is sufficient for me. His strength is made perfect in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
I am calm. I am faithful. Because He is faithful. For it is in this time of famine and drought that seeds of prosperity will be sown (Genesis 26:1-13). When else could we reap a hundredfold?
Through this adversity, I am learning what is important: Family. Faith. Prayer. Perspective. Gratitude. Trust. and Belief.