It's hard for my husband and I to believe that we've been married 30 years and our family has grown to this! It started because the two of us fell in love, and now our sons are married and having children. Our two younger ones are growing quickly. Life is moving at a rapid pace. God knew when my husband and I met that there would be a much bigger picture, and He knows that there is still a bigger picture to come.
I am not always able to see the bigger picture. Sometimes in my time of need, all I can do is get through today. The bigger picture is too much to think about. Yesterday in church, the pastor read Hebrews 4: 16, and it felt so good to me:
"Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
The bigger picture for me is God. I can walk boldly to His throne of grace anytime, and receive His mercy and His grace, in my time of need! He will pour it out, like buckets of living water, into and onto my weary soul. The days that feel like they are too big, the moments that seem overwhelming, the lies the enemy tells, the losses life throws my way, all of it I can bring before His throne to receive His mercy and grace.
God does know what the bigger picture is for our family, He is the Path, and we are walking. We fell in love, He has blessed us with richness in each other and richness in Him. Oh, what mercy and grace He has for me! Say That Again, God my Savior, You have invited me before Your throne to receive Your grace and mercy!