On a beautiful fall morning a few weekends back, I was enjoying a cup of coffee and catching up on reading on my back porch when I noticed this beautiful spider web spun in my neighbor’s yard. From where I sat the sun was shining on it just right and it looked so intricate and perfect. I immediately rushed inside to grab my big camera as I was determined to capture this web in its splendor. As I played with the shots at different angles to grab the light in different ways and look at it from different perspectives from my backyard, I began to think about how this web related to my life.
In my heart of hearts I know that God knew exactly what He was doing when He brought my husband into my life and while, oh my goodness we are from opposite universes when it comes to daily living, my husband feeds my soul in the ways I need it most. I am not going to lie, I have some amazing kids. They all have slightly different personalities which has challenged me and led me to learn how to manage my feelings and responses. At the end of the day, however, I know they are all perfectly paired with me as their mom. When I spend time with other children whom I did not give birth it becomes fully apparent that God sure knew how to pick mine perfectly for me and for that I am super grateful.
People tend to think their circumstances determine the quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control those situations. They feel happy when things are going well, and sad or frustrated when things don’t turn out as they’d hoped. They rarely question this correlation between their circumstances and feelings. Yet it is possible to be content in any an every situation. Put more energy into trusting Me and enjoying My Presence. Don’t let your well-being depend on your circumstances. Instead, connect your joy to My precious promises: I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will meet all your needs according to My glorious riches. Nothing in all creation will be able to separate you from My love.