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A Soul Blind Daughter of the King: Expectations for 2021 — 14 Comments

  1. The more I read your blogposts, the more I think we could be kindred spirits. My 2021 has my husband facing heart valve replacement surgery – and me wanting to sit on a cushion and rest!

    What 2020 has taught me is we have no idea what will happen next. The only sure thing is Who we are holding on to.

    • Hi Jerralea, I messaged you in FB. Why is it that when we most want to sit on a cushion, we are called to battle! All is know is God has an All is well (2 Kings 4:26) plan! ~ Shalom and prayers! ~ Maryleigh

  2. I am sorry you have suffered so much this year, Maryleigh. Trust me, I hear you. I really appreciate how while you’re acknowledging your expectations you have learned to trust God for His plans. It’s a needed lesson I’ll take with me into 2021. He does all things well.

    New Year’s Blessings to you and yours. I love when we get to connect!

    • Linda, I’ve not really considered the last two years as suffering. I so hope I didn’t come across as moaning. I so really wanted to convey that one never really arrives in a place where there are no challenges – that God in those challenges makes all the difference of how we live them and what we bring out of the challenges with us. I think we go from glory to glory, challenge by challenge! I am so glad He does all things well – because I certainly can not! New Years blessing to you and yours – and I am so glad you stopped by to continue the discussion – because our blogs are enriched by discussion in the comment section! Shalom, Linda! ~ Maryleigh

  3. I am so grateful our God is truly in control, guiding our steps if and when we allow Him to. I thank God for the comfort He gives in the midst of affliction. Thank you for a great post for me this season of life.

    • Linda, you are such an encourager even in the midst of your challenges! Praying joy for both of us in the journey, the God-in-it Joy! So glad He’s got the steps for us for 2021 – all I have to do is keep my eyes on Him! ~ Maryleigh

  4. Our church is reading in Exodus, and I have often wondered how/why Israel kept failing to trust God in their journey. I got to wondering if part of it was what you said at the beginning–after one trial was over, maybe they thought that was it, and life should be smooth sailing from then on. And then when another trial came up, it was as if they has to start over their faith building from the beginning. And of course, I tend to do that, too. I’m trying to let the remembrance of God’s past provision and dealings with me fuel my faith for whatever is up ahead.

    One verse I leaned on a lot during a recent high-pressure time was 2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” Sometimes I shorten it to “all grace, all sufficiency, all things, all times” and repeat it to myself. Another help to me is “as your days, so shall your strength be” (Deuteronomy 33:25b).

    • I like that – “all grace, all sufficiency, all things.” We are better equipped for leaning into His promises during the hard challenges! God trains and equips us for the battlefield – and doesn’t leave us alone on it! Praying for His Shalom in 2021 and His constant strength! Thanks for encouraging as we go forward! ~ Maryleigh

    • He always does give us periods of refreshing – doesn’t He, Jennifer! He’s such a good! Good Father! I lived brave for 4 days, shaking in my shoes the entire time I made that cake!LOL – what a way to end the year! Praying God’s Shalom in 2021 fill all the spaces of ourselves! ~ Maryleigh

  5. O Maryleigh, how my heart goes out to you for all you have been through, yet everything you write is filled with praise and gratitude for God’s hand in your life! You are an inspiration and encouragement to me! Thank you!!

    • We all face challenges – what is the straw the breaks the camel’s back for one is not always the same straw that breaks the camel’s back for another – yet, regardless of the challenge, praying that I face it with praise and gratitude! Shalom, Donna! ~ Maryleigh

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