I have shared many times how I feel I’ve gotten more than my fair share of heartache and health issues, and it continues. As I am grieving the loss of yet another very dear friend along with my beloved cat, I am forced to lift my head up and seek God. How easy it is to see God when things are going great, but when things are rough…well, it takes some effort. Yet, if we will take the moment to find God in the everyday, ordinary things, we will never be disappointed for He IS everywhere.
We took a three hour drive up to Rim Country over the weekend, and God was in the mist and clouds lingering from the evening’s storm. He was in the vibrant wildflowers that beamed along the highway. He was in the new grass growing in the burn areas, and He was in the music we listened to.
I have always been one to hear God no matter the source, and I believe His truth is everywhere as well. Even someone who writes songs against God is using their God-given talent to do so, and thus God is in it. Actors who mock God couldn’t do so without His specific gift given to them. We can either see the evil or we can find God in all things because nothing is void of God – nothing.
His truth can be found in all sources if we are willing to look for it. And as long as we filter through His lens, we will find the truth. The losses are definitely piling up this last year, and I am grateful that I can see God anytime I choose. Death reminds us how precious, fragile and short this gift of life can be, and it reminds us to make the most of every day. For me, the sky is a bit brighter and the cactus more magnificent. The sounds of nature are God’s symphony calming our anxious souls and filling our spirits with hope.
I encourage you to find God wherever you are: city or country, ocean or mountains. He never leaves us, but we can take our eye away as the storm waves crash upon us. Seek Him, and you will find peace.
I share a lot more about my faith and how it helped me overcome many obstacles in my book, Defy Your Diagnosis. It is filled with inspiration, hope and encouragement to walk your journey.