I never wanted to be here….
Since my son, David, was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016, there are many things I don’t like about my current circumstances. Topping the list are my two fatherless grandchildren. Davey was such a great dad! His death has left a huge hole in their lives that will never be filled.
I could go on and on about all of the things I don’t like about this situation. I have an endless list in my brain of things I would change if I could –
if I was God.
Which I’m not.
And that reminds me that God could change my situation if he wanted to. He has total control – and I mean total. I’ve been following his directions – listening and obeying – so I know that I am here because this is God’s plan for me. This is my purpose. This is the path he has given me.
I need to find contentment here.
I am convicted about this as I read the historical account of the Israelites in Egypt as they travel through the desert. God provided food for them every day without fail. ‘Every family had just what they needed.’ But the Israelites struggled with this all through their journey – they wanted more, they wanted something different. They never found contentment even though God provided – every day.
I don’t want to be like them so I’m going to trust that God knew what he was doing when He put me on this path. I will remember that God is providing strength and love and purpose for my life every day.
Somehow, I must find contentment in these circumstances – this is where God wants me to be.
That’s not going to be easy.
Miss you, Davey.