Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Welcome 2014! 

2013 was a good year for us!  The kids were happy and healthy, Cory and I got to take two "Bucket List" trips together, and we were surrounded by family and friends who loved and supported us throughout the year.

As I think about the new year, the words of one of my favorite songs keeps running through my mind. 

"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

There are so many things that I love about this song.  The future is unknown and sometimes that can feel so scary.  But I have faith that God will always be with me, loving me and guiding me.  I know that He has my family's best interest in mind.  He has never failed me and He won't start now. 

Living with MS is hardest thing I have ever done.  The fear of the unknown can be overwhelming at times.  Will Cory have anther relapse this year?  Will this be the year that he has to use a wheelchair?  How much longer is Cory going to be able to work full time?  What other limitations is MS going to place on him and our family?  The fears can keep me up at night if I let them. 

My goal this year is to fully trust God with our future no matter what comes our way.  This is easier said than done and I have to remind myself daily that God has always been and will always be faithful. He will never leave us or forsake us.  What a wonderful promise!  It gives me so much peace and hope, especially on those days that I don't think I can handle one more MS setback. 

I pray that 2014 will be full of wonderful things for you and your family!  Happy New Year from the Browns!