Favorite Shots: On Birthdays

I’ve lived 21 whole years. Everything that has ever happened to me is already done. It is structured and secure. I know what to expect because it has already happened. There is no mystery, just a series of highs and lows shot through with the glory of God.

Often I worry about decisions and change and moving on. But this shot reminds me that He has never let me down; he has never left me homeless and destitute. His work in and through my life is the bright spot in the midst of a life filled with struggle and pain.

So here  I am, standing on the edge of the rest of my life. What is the next step? When I remember how God has already been so faithful, it is easier for me to trust Him with the mystery of my future–whether I’ll go to school, whether I’ll get a job, get married, whatever. When I remember how much he has changed me and grown me, I can only imagine what he will do in the next 21 years.

Today, I’m thankful that God has always kept his promises to me and that he loves me enough to take care of me. I am confident that my Father knows the plans he has for me, that they are good, and that I can rest in his peace.

Stepping off the ledge,


3 Responses to “Favorite Shots: On Birthdays”

  1. 1 Lem April 4, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Happy Birthday, Loli!

  2. 2 Tim April 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Perfect.like your writing:)

  3. 3 Bert Tisher April 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    A very Happy Birthday.
    I wish for you that the rest of your life is devoid of ‘struggle and pain’
    There is a great light around you, and you will always be in that light, so never fear or doubt.

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