Have you ever said, “This is not what I thought my life would be like.”
It’s like you’ve come to a fork in the road. You expected to go on the road everyone else was taking. But the smaller, rougher road is the one you ended up on.
When our expectations for life don’t match our reality, what do we do?
I call it turning your river.
Turning the river from your expectations to your reality – whatever that reality is – takes an adjustment.
We adjust to our new circumstances, make choices, ask ourselves questions:
- What do I now believe?
- Will I ever be happy again?
- How am I supposed to act?
When we turn our river from the old familiar path to new, uncharted territory, it’s uncomfortable. Sometimes it is painful. Sometimes it is liberating.
I believe it can be joyful.
I turned my river when I opened my dusty Bible and read familiar Truth with fresh eyes and a hurting heart. In that book, I found freedom to live in a new way. I found peace in Jesus. His love energizes, fulfills, and sustains.
If you are coming to this blog with a new reality, whether through a health diagnosis, family crisis, personal drama, or disillusionment, I hope you find inspiration to turn your river. I write here to encourage you on your journey, and to help you find your everyday hope in Jesus, like I have.
Blessings to you, friend. Welcome to Turning the River Blog!