Word of encouragement & real talk here. I am in such an interesting stage of life. I am married, I am pursuing a career in a field I love, and I have wonderful friends and family. Yet at the same time, I often find myself lonely and worried about the future. I find myself wanting more fulfillment out of what I’m doing. I feel distant from deep friendship. etc…Yesterday, the pastor at the church Mark and I have been going to, closed his message with a verse from Lamentations. This is not a popular verse (to my knowledge), but it was my favorite verse, and source of encouragement as I transitioned from high school to college three years ago. Now I transition into adult life, marriage, and a new city. I am reminded how much the Lord has provided for me in the past, and how silly it is for me to worry and try to take things into my own hands. .
"I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” - Lamentations 3:19-24