This week has really flown by! It was a good week. I had a Tuesday mini-date with Mr. Perfect where we saw a sappy romantic comedy, wrote some more of my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, and had a really great Bible Study Wednesday. Before I get to the Bible Study, I wanted to share the chorus to a great song I’ve rediscovered on my iPod by Jo Dee Messina that’s really inspired me:

I felt the chill of this world cut down to the bone

I walked many a mile down this road on my own;

I’ve been through Hell on my knees, come face to face with the devil

And I know that it’s hard to believe, but it gets better.

That’s the truth of a lot of things, isn’t it? We can really be taken through some things, yet we’re moving through to the other side, if we can muster up the strength to keep going.

In Bible study, we were talking about the book of Esther and the divine providence of God. We were saying that God’s providence over events extends to non-Christians/believers and events as well as our lives as believers. Mordecai tells Esther that perhaps she was allowed to be queen for a circumstance such as this, that God’s people would be delivered with or without her. Either we get on board and do what God asks us to do or we don’t, but what He wants to do will be done either way. The thought that there is no coincidences or bad luck, that everything that has happened in your life works together to bring you to a certain place, is so reassuring. There’s really no way to miss your blessing or your purpose. You can delay it or refuse it, but you can’t miss it. When things don’t turn out the way we want them to, we haven’t missed our moment or our happiness. All in the fulness of time. That word was so calming, so peaceful to me, that I just had to share.

More to come…;-)