I am always late OR right on time — down to the minute.
A few weeks ago, I was running late to the late Mass in New Orleans- go figure. When I pull up at 8:05 pm, I am so surprised to see a nearly empty parking lot.
Initial thought– oh goodness, they no longer offer the late mass and I missed it. But then I saw a gentleman walking in, and there were a few cars in the lot–hope.
So I park and go in– church is pretty much empty, there are men talking in the lobby. I pick up the bulletin and chuckle.
God has a great sense of humor. Mass starts at 8:30 pm.
Funny how God always knows us better than we know ourselves. He knew I needed that extra 25 minutes of prayer, meditation and peace.
It is hard for me to openly admit this– but I struggle with being single.
Let me clear things up: I love my freedom, I love being independent, I have amazing friends that I love taking trips with, I have a great job, I really do love my life — that’s not what I mean by struggling with being single.
I struggle with being alone, or just not having that one person you can go to for anything and everything and you know they will have your back and believe in you. I just wish I had that person already that loved me unconditionally through all of my flaws.
Well, anyways– The Lord knew I had this weighing heavy on my heart. But he spoke to me in those 25 minutes. He told me to have peace in my heart and to know that God’s plans are much better than any I can think up myself. To pray for my future husband and to strive to be closer to God in everything I do. And to TRUST, full heartily in the Lord and His plan for my life– not my own.
No matter what your relationship status, we all have struggles, and we are all going through something no one knows about– All I can do it recommend you to pray and give it up to the Lord and be ready to listen and follow what God has planned for your life.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6