I love when my family gets together. There is familiarity because of what we have been through together. Each person is different, but we have a common bond which is love. We don’t all see eye to eye by a long shot, but that doesn’t seem to matter when we let love lead.
I am at peace when I take a walk around my property or in the woods by our house. Many thoughts swirl around in my head, but as I walk alone I can take time to sort through things. The familiarity of the front porch views with the trees, sky and foothills brings comfort.
What happens when we are in unfamiliar surroundings or with unfamiliar people?
It would be easy to feel uncomfortable and anxious if we let feelings of inferiority creep in. Instead, we can remember who we are in Christ and have confidence to speak to others. Sometimes they feel just as unsure as we do and only need to hear a kind word in order to open up.
I want to reach out with the love of Christ. As I share my gifts with others, it brings blessings to my life, too. And maybe by stepping out of my comfort zone as I follow God, the unfamiliar will become familiar.
Wherever I am, the Lord is with me. He will give strength and grace, and I can be confident rather than anxious.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
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