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sometimes life seems overwhelming. the thoughts run rampant. the circumstances unchanging. the truth grows hard to believe.

it is at that moment a reset is a must.

yesterday i left with my best friend on a weekend to just get away. to have fun. to stop. to be still. to listen.

as we got to the camping site, i set up the tent while she went and gave our campsite number. and as we put things where they belonged and gathered our own firewood, we sat. just sat. we didn’t even talk for a bit.

the trees were so green. so bright. so full. the bugs were out in full form (unfortunately). the air was so clean. the sky was so clear.

and while our steak and potatoes cooked in the fire, we chatted. chatted about life. about the past. about hurts. and God’s faithfulness. about His promises. about hopes and dreams. it was so refreshing.

but when we went hiking the next day, it was like hitting a reset button.

“i don’t know how someone can come out here and not believe in God,” she said. and we talked about the smallest things and the biggest things. how God is in the cells and the galaxies. how He gives animals instincts and tells trees at what height they should grow limbs.

sometimes i am so focused on a tree i neglect the forest. i am glad my God is so much bigger than just a tree.

remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it. isaiah 46:9-11