Can I be honest with you? Sometimes, in my day-to-day life I feel stuck. I feel like a captive. I feel like I just want to get in my car, start driving and not look back. I crave freedom. I crave being able to do whatever I want whenever I want. I crave not having …
It is a particularly strange time to be alive, and our need for wisdom beyond what we face on a regular basis grows each day. When it rains, it pours," they say. And that is true for the hard times in our lives. But isn't that also true of the wisdom, discernment, instruction and love of our Father God? I'm puttin' my money on yes! Otherwise, how do we balance joy and pain? How do we face the ups and down of this messy, marvelous life? Read on for hope + solidarity.
I think we can all relate to experiencing a place of complete uncertainty in the midst of this messy, marvelous life. From debilitating anxiety to the discomfort of not being able to plan ahead for the coming months, fear has a voice that is loud and obnoxious. Fear tempts us to doubt God's goodness and His ultimate control over the things that feel out of control in our world... Theology is complex and faith in an unseen God is mysterious... But this I know: While I can't see Him face-to-face, I can see His fingerprints ALL OVER THIS WORLD because of the work of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Read on for hope + solidarity.
Each day we live, we are perpetually learning how to hold joy in one hand and pain in the other. And each day, with all of it’s mess and marvel, will pass. We so often want to CLING to the splendid moments while rushing through the strenuous ones. And that’s fair. But I wonder what we may miss in the process. I wonder what God may be doing through both the joyful and painful moments of our days. I wonder what it would look like to REFRAME our days, our motherhood, through the lens of God’s love for us. To hold up the good stuff, the hard stuff, and all the in-between stuff to the lens of God’s love and see what He sees.