• Lisa Smith

Sweet Spot


Fulfilling a lifelong dream of flying a small plane, I soloed several times. I remember my instructor teaching me to feel for the “sweet spot,” just before allowing the Cessna to land. It’s hard to explain, but it’s the sensation of floating in the air for a split second and letting go at just the right time so that the wheels touch the ground firmly and safely.

My life right now is in a “sweet spot.” A paradox, actually, because life for me has broken into a million pieces; everything I thought I knew is upside down. My life is forever altered and will never be the same. But, (by the grace of God,) I’ve chosen to let go and let Him guide and lead me in this new and unfamiliar territory. I’m scared and unsure of myself; regularly second guessing my decisions, and yet, in the midst of the chaos, I’m being directed daily, moment by moment, step by step in ways I’d never imagined. Courage, strength, peace and joy permeate my soul as I continue to abandon myself daily to God.

O Father, so much of this doesn’t make sense and in my finite human mind, I think, ‘no way can You make something good come out of this situation!‘ But, my soul and spirit tell me different. I know that You love me. I know that Your promises are true. And I know You’ve got this. I TRUST YOU.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

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