This is a tough season. It's a season of questioning, wondering and learning to rely on God in new ways. It's a season of seeing people come and go in my life. It's a season of fighting old habits and learning new things. It's a season of being long distance and wishing I wasn't. It's a season of fighting for my joy daily.
Louie Giglio said this morning in order to move forward we must face and embrace our past. You don't have to accept it or like it, but you do have to face it and embrace it as part of your story.
Recently I’ve felt like I was caught up in months and months of being stuck in a drought, stuck in hurts, stuck in everything just being against me, but I feel like the rain is finally coming. The rain is ending the drought.
When the world says you need to fit into this little box, know that that box isn't everything. Fitting into that box won't bring complete fullness. Fitting into that box won't make you any more worthy of love. Fitting into that box won't make you feel complete.
That's something that I struggle to see so much of the time, that He really does accept me as I am. I am not pushed away because I have crap in my life, but He pulls me closer and gives me what I need to begin healing.
I started the week saying God, break my heart for what breaks yours, and I ended the week realizing that's just what He did. It just took me the whole week to realize that's what He was doing.
I hear all these stories of people saying "Well, why did God make sin?" "Why did God make pain?" "Why is God putting me through this pain?" I wanted to take some time to dig into this, so that maybe those who have these thoughts, will better understand, it's not of God for you to sin… Continue reading And it was GOOD.