The last sentence in my devotional reading today spoke volumes to me…“No matter what you may lose in this life, you can never lose your relationship with me.”
Thank you, Jesus. Thank you.
There certainly have been things in my life I have lost. And I see Ali experiencing loss in her life now, as she is grounded due to choices she made last weekend. I see her struggling with watching her Senior volleyball season slipping past her, as she has not been able to play very much so far this season due to her hip issues. My heart breaks for her. She’s so frustrated, and in much pain a lot of the time. There’s no physical way she can play many days, and as of yesterday, her physical trainer asked her not to practice at all last night or play in the tournament today.
So she left this morning without her volleyball bag, uniform, and volleyball gear. I saw the sadness in her eyes…she wants to play so bad.
But as Tina reminded me yesterday when I called her and broke down about Ali’s pain and condition, God has a plan. God is in control of this situation. There’s nothing I can do, except to trust God and pray for Ali and God’s will for her. I want to do more, but I can’t. Tina reminded me also that Ali’s relationship with God is much more important than any volleyball season. Thanks for those reminders BFF!
It’s comforting to be reminded as well that even when we lose things in life, we can’t lose our relationship with Jesus. I’m thankful and grateful, as my relationship with Him is more important than anything else.
I’m praying for healing for Ali today, and I’m praying God works mightily in her life right now, during this time of refining. I’m praying for me too…for God to continue to draw me closer to Him, and for Him to continue to grow me up into who He wants me to be.