and here we go!

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Tomorrow marks the start of the new chapter for our family – one we’ve been looking forward to for weeks now. It’s a new start we so desperately need. And God so faithfully provided. In these days, I think of the Israelites wandering in the wilderness and God sending Manna from heaven – exactly what they needed for the day ahead. Our faithful, promise-keeping God has given this Baggs family such a blessing of provision, even when things look bleak to our earthly eyes.

The last 18 months have been incredibly difficult. The beginning of 2017 brought so many changes. 2017 also brought some dark days and deep valleys. And 2018 followed suit. A couple months in, I honestly didn’t know if I would make it through the year. But through it all, God has been faithful.

Our God is faithful, dear friends!

He is a promise keeper.

Looking back, there is so much we don’t understand. But there are so many other things we understand more because of how we’ve had to cling to and depend on our Savior. My faith is stronger. I’ve been in places where depending on my Jesus is literally the only option. I’ve been in places where my faith has been tested to the very core of my being – and the beauty that has come from that is unimaginable.

I know that the start of this new chapter doesn’t mean smooth sailing for every day here on out. I know there will be dark days and deep valleys again. God’s Word tells us such (John‬ ‭16:33‬). But I know that I know that I know that God will carry us through. He will be faithful to complete what he’s started in us (Philippians 1:6). What he’s started in me. I know that in His hand and in His will is exactly where I want to be.

Tomorrow, as Jake starts full-time ministry at church, our family enters the same full-time ministry calling. As we submit to our Lord in this, I am so excited to be faithful with what He’s given us. And to be faithful in what our future looks like.

If you don’t know this Jesus who has changed our lives – my life, I would love to share Him with you!

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