Well hello there you wonderful things you!
And how was your weekend? As always hope you smiled and had lots of fun!
This is how my Saturday began. First things first for us was to make some super
So the life lessons just keep on comin' don't they? Seems like that to me, especially currently.
Do I want to hide under my covers and want to hibernate until July? Kinda, well
maybe more than kinda...but at the same time I don't...
I don't because after the mess comes the message. After the test, you receive your mony.
After you come out of the fire you've been refined...changed...molded. You're better.
You wanna know the question I was recently asked that made my heart go OH CRAP?
I was talking with someone about this crazy life thing and then the moment came when they said....
"but, DO YOU TRUST GOD?"
to which my heart immediately knew the answer was no...not with my whole heart.
I trust God when it's safe to trust God....when I already feel confident that the
outcome will be a favorable one for me. I trust God when it's easy.
Ummm, I don't think that's what trust means.
Trusting is a confidence that you're safe and cared for in the midst of whatever,
like even in those scary, ugly, times.
Trusting is knowing that at the end of the day, God knows what he's doing.
Trusting that even though it may hurt, be hard, scary, and SUCK, he's
got ya. He loves ya and he's gonna bring your butt through it at some point.
Let me just be honest about this revelation...
It's easy to type all that out...but for me lately it's sometimes a minute by minute
choice that I must make and then re-make.
"Yes, God, I trust you" and then two minutes later, "Yes, God, I trust you"
During this season I'm beginning to feel this is going to be a huge defining lesson for me.
Am I excited about it...well yes, but at the same time no. No because I know to
learn to truly trust God I'm gonna be presented with lots of "fun" events and
circumstances that will give me the opportunity to choose to trust God.
These darn lessons usually never come easy do they? We learn through trials.
Ok then, so here we go :)
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.