Leaving home while my family stays behind is always arduous for me. I plan to have healthy, delicious meals precooked in the refrigerator, all clothes hampers emptied of dirty laundry, pantry shelves filled with favorite foods, and the house spotlessly cleaned and organized. Then the day before departure comes and I am so busy with daily duties there's no time for all the extras. I find myself wondering how in the world I ever thought I would be able to do all those things in the first place!
Today was such a day. I leave tomorrow with a very dear friend for a women's prayer conference in the mountains. I shall be gone for three days and two nights, which seems forever at the present time. I choose to look up and surrender this to His all abiding grace too. I can get overwhelmed and frustrated or I can look to Him who provides for me and orders my every step. I am already refreshed by his goodness to me.
"Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you." Psalms 116:7