I have reached the part of my journey that may be construed as a hard part. But I will tell you that I am learning a lot from hiking. Sometimes the trip down can be harder than the trip up. I am on a downward run and I'm scared of tripping and falling... right off of the mountain. I know that it is fear that is freezing me up for what is coming.
This past weekend I went on a hike with Glenda. It was treacherous I tell you. I think the harder parts were on the way down knowing that I had to stretch my too short, thick legs over a rough part knowing that I had gravity and a cliff working against me. But you know what? My children got me hiking sticks for Christmas. So you know what? I leaned on the sticks until I was certain of my steps and then I kept on running.
I am working on some academic pursuits. I have chosen some really sturdy sticks and now when I get scared, I lean on them. I remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil. 4:13) This gives me the ability to power though the hard, scary stuff. And yes, it is hard and scary. I am thankful for those who lift me in prayer not even knowing the circumstances but praying that my good God support me to see me though. I am honored to be on this incredible journey. Thank you for thinking of me. Thank you for your prayers. I am so thankful to you, Reader and to God. I'm hoping that there are good plans for me from God, for my hope lies in Him. Praise the Lord!!!