Things haven’t exactly been going the way I would like them to over the past few days and weeks…and it’s been very discouraging and frustrating. But why am I letting those things bring me down, why am I focusing on those?
I have an amazing group of friends and family!! I was looking today at pictures from our snow retreat last weekend and just seeing the laughing, smiles, ridiculous faces and snapshots of moments that are not replaying in my head…I realized how incredibly lucky I am!! It has been hard for me being able to feel like God is here with me, but how can I not see Him?? How is it that I’ve been surrounded by this amazing place, people He has placed in my life…and still I said that I couldn’t see or feel Him there…I don’t know…but now I do.
I came to Forest Grove only knowing one person, and not very well at the time. I made friends fairly easy considering how I usually have been with meeting new people. I didn’t do this on my own…but I never would have in a million years thought that I would feel so at home here and love it so much here! I never would have pictured finding a group that I fit so good with; having the feeling of family that I never have before. I love this group, PCF and Refuge!!
I searched for love when the night came and closed it in
I was alone, but you found me where I was hiding
And now I’ll never ever be the same
It was the sweetest voice that called my name, saying
You’re not alone for I am here
Let me wipe away your every fear
My love, I’ve never left your side
I have seen you through the darkest night
And I’m the one who loved you all your life, all your life.
~ You’re Not Alone, Meredith Andrews