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Day Seven: The First Milestone

Isaiah 48:12-50:11

Ephesians 4:17-32

Psalm 69:1-18

Proverbs 24:5-6

One whole week down. I know in the many, many weeks ahead I'm going to have a hard time with this. I won't feel like reading, blogging will be a burden, etc. But today I celebrate a small victory: One full week of reading the Bible every day. One full week of waking up wanting to read the Bible every day. The first and smallest milestone in an upcoming year of milestones.

I have to go to class this evening after being sick for the past 48 hours. So this morning I just tried to ease into being a regular person again..showering, getting dressed, coffee and breakfast, staying away from the couch and TV.

I woke up with a thought this morning that wasn't specifically addressed in this passage of Scripture but I definitely think it was an encouraging thought from God.

In the face of uncertainty, depression, and uncharted waters. When you are waiting on God. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Is there anything more bold, more daring, or strong than to cry out, "I trust You, God. I trust You."

God loves us more and more than we can even imagine. He compares His love to that of a mother's in Isaiah. The connection a mother has with her child is something so sacred and deep. A mother's love is fierce and protective and generous. Like a mother bear with her cub.

And God says "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!" (Is. 49:15). That is a love you can count on. We know how strong a mother's love can be and God's love is stronger. God's love is stronger!

"See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands" (Is. 49:16).

I am remembered. Never forgotten.

This is a God trustworthy.

"I trust You, God. I trust You."

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