Everything Good

While out in Arizona these past few days, I have bounced back and forth from the nursing home my dad is staying in to make the long and slow recovery from his recent stroke to the nursing home where my grandma (my dad’s almost 92-year-old mom) is staying.  There is about an 80 mile drive between the two facilities.  As I make my way down Interstate 10,  I pass an exit sign which reads Scenic Route…the same name as my blog.

Yesterday, I had this thought.

Somehow, Lord, this too is the scenic route.  Even though the road is rough and pretty uneven right now, You know where it is leading.  You know what is over the horizon.  You know the why.

There used to be a time in my life when I doubted this.  Today, I don’t.  I know Him.  I know what He is capable of doing with the painful and challenging seasons.  I know that no matter how abruptly life changes and throws us curve balls, He never changes.  I can depend on this.

And because of who You are, Lord…even this is the scenic route.

13 thoughts on “Everything Good

  1. Tracy

    Hi Eileen – this is beautiful! Praying for you and your family. Isn’t it humbling and peace-bringing to see God even in these things?
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Tracy

    Hi Eileen – this is beautiful! Praying for you and your family. Isn’t it humbling and peace-bringing to see God even in these things?
    God bless
    Tracy 🙂

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  3. Stephen Haggerty

    Thankful you have Christ in your life as your constant source of strength. Praying He continues to bring you through this tough time… thanks for letting us in on the situation, and for keeping a great perspective.

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  4. Denise J. Hughes

    The phrase “Scenic Route” is actually an inside joke between me and my husband. He loves the scenic route, so much so, that when we put directions to our wedding inside the invitations, he insisted on putting a longer way to get to the church because it was more, you guessed it, “scenic.” And you know what, at least two families never made it to our wedding because they said they got lost! The directions were too hard to follow! 🙂 So now, whenever something seems to be taking longer than it “should,” we just look at each other and smile and say, “We’re taking the scenic route.” And we always remember that God led His people to the Promised Land, via the “scenic route” too.

    Love your blog.

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    1. Eileen Post author

      “God led His people to the Promised Land, via the “scenic route” too.” Love this reminder, Denise. Thanks for sharing this, it made me smile 🙂

      Reply

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