Faith_October

Can we talk about faith? How God gives it, provokes it, tests it, and then solidifies it. So faith is the word I chose to live out this year. Somewhere back at the beginning of the year, this blog took a turn toward hiking adventures. And then it just grew quiet overall. But I want you to know, my faith has continued to grow stronger.

As you may or may not know, the end of last year into the beginning of this year I had to overcome a broken ankle. The physical, mental, emotional, and financial challenges were things I have never faced before. 

The physical challenge brought out a determination in me I did not know I had. I made friends I never expected to have. I couldn’t do my nursing job so I did what I could and Became an Uber driver. I discovered I could adapt and survive. 

 More than anything, I have been determined to hike and to be a better hiker than before. It has been 10 months since I broke my ankle. How is my faith now?

My faith has grown by leaps and bounds! To watch how God stepped in with help from friends, family, and church was astounding. To watch how he took my ankle from broken and immobile to free and almost 100% flexible is mind blowing. To sit back and think my hiking was such a little thing to hope for and then have God answer all my prayers so that not only am I hiking better than before, but I’m dreaming of and planning to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2019 is more than I could have ever asked or imagined! To believe that God takes pleasure in my pleasure is astonishing and humbling. 

So yeah. My faith is on fire. Burning brightly. I stand in complete awe of what the Lord has done for me! He is a good good Father and I am blessed to be his!

Happy Sunday 😁