Do you ever wonder what on earth God is up to? Life brings constant change, doesn’t it? Just when you think you have things figured out, God surprises you again. The unexpected hits you, and you wonder what to expect.
Last summer my family and I returned home to the Middle East after 9 months of living stateside in an unfamiliar city. We could hardly wait to get back to “normal” life. We looked forward to the best tomatoes ever, summer peaches, olive trees, hot glasses of tea, hugging and kissing our friends on the cheek, and laughing for the pure joy of it all.
What we didn’t count on was culture shock all over again, a family member’s struggle with depression, political violence, and a national state of emergency.
When life throws you for a loop, it’s hard to give thanks in the transitions you didn’t plan.
This post is part of Abby’s “Anchored Soul” series, continuing through December.