Grace to all who enter. . .
It’s time we pause on the path of today and spend some time together.
Every one of us has a story . . . mine changed when the Father leaned down to mend His broken child in 1975. Rescued out of a desperate time as a young wife with three small children, one fine day my Woodstock lifestyle turned into a dramatic conversion – who says God can’t use the strangest situations to draw us to Himself?
I love to journal, and have wildly recorded my journey for decades. It causes me to remember. My therapy is surfing through past writings to find a word of hope from yesterday to face my today. By breaking up the earth of life, I’m able to cultivate the victory moments from personal accounts of an ordinary family who met an extraordinary God.
So I ask, where do you run when the predators of life come near?
We all face the everyday small stuff that erodes our peace, but then there’s the life-churning events that can quickly devour our sanity, too. Been there? Many times we face despair and hopelessness coming from all sides that creates fear and the temptation to lose courage. It’s then we need to look past what we’re seeing . . .
How can we learn to thrive and not merely survive while here on earth?
I have found only One answer.
The God of heaven assigned a verse over my life early in my faith walk, I would have despaired if I had not believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, from the book of Psalms. The phrase believed to see has been the holy key to keep me from growing faint along my broken path. The One who holds the answer to the yet-to-be answered prayers. Psalm 27:13 goes on to say, Be strong and let your heart take courage. Wait for the Lord.
There have been countless times when I have faced a situation you may be facing now. Maybe you also have experienced the pain of betrayal, divorce, prodigals, critical illness, financial hardship and __________.
Much of what I have learned has been in the darkness of adversity. It is there I have found the One who leads us to safety so we can learn to trust.
So, may I introduce you, one story at a time, to the One who found me in the dark . . .
Believing to see,