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take 4 weeks and focus on 4 elements to ‘Reset’ our lives for Him.
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We Need To Trust Him
Your story is important. What you have been through, what you have suffered. What you have learned, the blessings that you have received, and the rejoicing that came with them. Your story is important.
Your personality is not an accident. Your feelings are not inconvenient.
You have a living, beating, breathing soul within you, and you are loved beyond measure by the creator of the World.
I can’t explain why bad things happen at times, but I do know that God is faithful. I can’t walk a mile in your shoes, but I can listen to you tell of your journey. And I can tell you mine.
We were made to be relational. To connect on that soul deep level. To clasp hands across a table and weep together, to jump up and down in excitement together. To brave new adventures. To face fear, and uncertainty.
We need each other.
When my husband and I were engaged there was a battle waging internally. Things were so much more challenging than I could ever put into words (in one sitting, anyway). God took a broken man, with issues and hurts, pains and scars, and a naive girl that struggled to let go of fairytale dreams.
I felt so alone. Isolated in a sea of people. Desperately crying on the inside.
I can tell you first hand that God’s will for your life is not always easy, and sometimes looks like nothing good can come out of it. And I can tell you first hand that following Him is worth every second.
As the dust settled on our new life, and we became closer to being who were are meant to become, we learned this truth again. I remember sitting in the ultrasound room, looking for the embryo that was supposed to be there. I remember my heart stopping in my chest when my doctor utter the words ectopic pregnancy. I remember the agony of having to make an impossible decision. I remember going back to work, to conduct the band at a graduation event, minutes after receiving treatment.
But in the wake of grief, we discovered our second son, Jonathan, was on the way. It took months before the hospital visits for bloodwork stopped making me feel sick to my stomach. It was an ordinary day, sitting in the waiting room, when His peace settled over me. Tears streamed down my face as I truly smiled, untouched by sadness.
Pain, sorrow, defeat, and discouragement are a very real part of our existence here on Earth. But we can trust Him, now matter how dark the path in front of us is.
Take comfort in knowing that the same God who created the Universe, created good works in advance for you to do. (Ephesians 2:10) That He has plans of a future, and a hope, for you. (Jeremiah 29:11) Remember the trite saying “it is always darkest before the dawn.” As with most trite sayings- it is true.