Yesterday’s temperatures were supposed to be record-breaking. They ended up being very hot but not quite what was predicted. That’s how I feel about June this year; it just isn’t quite living up to my expectations. I expect it to be a tolerable hot, but we’ve already had days of heat indices over 115. The school schedule is supposed to be coming together, but it just isn’t as we are short on staff. I expect upper respiratory infections to be nonexistent (see the part about it being so hot), but instead my father has been struggling with an infection and continuing cough for more than three weeks. I was supposed to spend the better part of two days with the family above, but we ended up with two hours at a Whataburger instead.
When June (or life) doesn’t live up to my expectations, I must choose to look to who the Lord is beyond my circumstances. He is generous and faithful. His plans are for His glory and my good. Knowing this, I am having to consciously choose *gratitude* that my parents’ air-conditioner works well and that they have a freezer full of ice. I am having to consciously choose *trust* when I just don’t see things coming together completely for the upcoming school year. I am having to consciously choose more *service* and *kindness* as my parents require more caregiving. I consciously chose to *savor* the hours and hamburgers with the Hoskins family.
Please pray that I look to who the Lord is, just as I am praying for you to do the same, whether July is what you think it is supposed to be or not.