It's been a disappointing week, from not so great news about my brother-in-law who is battling cancer, to finding out that something I really wanted and prayed for wasn't going to work out the way I hoped. I've struggled with keeping my head up and pushing forward with everything that is going on behind the scenes, but I do try my best. I often share my outfits and everything great that's happening in my world, but honestly, this week, I've cried more than I have in awhile and I've felt at a loss, completely unsure of the direction that God is taking me.
Disappointment, after disappointment, leads me here, writing in my little corner of the internet to share something that my family strongly believes (mostly because I need this reminder today) - what is meant for you, is meant for you - it cannot be taken away, and it will come in God's timing. This gives me so much peace when I think about it, even when the pain of things not going the way I planned takes the wind out of my sails.
I have these ideas in my head of where I should be - in my career, in my blog, in my personal life ... and honestly, when things don't go the way I imagined they would, it's really hard to cling to that reminder, but I know that it is true, as it has been proven time and time again.
I got a call today that I hoped would go much differently than it did. I am sure many of you can relate to that feeling of hope and longing for something, and the pain that comes when another delay comes. You are not alone, and even if you are not a person of faith, I hope that you can find peace in knowing that the universe wants you to win, and you will in due time.
I just wanted to share a quick update as to what's happening over here this week, we'll be back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow! Below are a few of my favorite scriptures for times like this. XO - Steph
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listento you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Psalm 27:14 (ESV) Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Hebrews 1:11 (ESV) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Pslam 39:7 “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
Outfit details: Top is from Naked Zebra, everything else is linked below!