Just a prayer today.
The chaos and confusion in the world seems reflected in my life and lives of a lot of friends and loved ones at the moment.
It's a fight some days not to lose hope and give in to the loudness of the world, the despair, regret, and pain around us.
I try to remember on days like today that there is a reason I am here in this time, in these circumstances, and I do know where my strength comes from.
I am choosing today- this moment- to allow God's peace, sovereignty and love to sustain me, instead of leaning into the anxiety.
I choose to be thankful for the people who make up the fabric of my life, for love, for grace.
I choose to forgive myself and others.
I choose to believe like Abraham-against all hope- that God has the power to do what he has promised. Strengthened in faith when I feel like falling down.
I am learning that trusting is not expecting a certain outcome, it is learning to let go of the outcome I expect and stand rooted where I am in this moment.
Praying for peace, healing and grace for you today.
Lets help each other take our next best step forward.
Romans 4: 18-21-
"Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be" Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead- since he was about a hundred years old- and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God. but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
I painted a door this morning after reading this- I honestly didn't feel like painting, but did it anyway. It's a door opening to the promises God has made to us. It's our choice to believe and walk through to see what God has in store for our lives as we walk the path he has created uniquely for us. We can trust him. Really trust. We can wait expectantly and know that he is working everything out for good in our lives as we rest and believe him.
I'm choosing today to believe and keep a steadfast hope, even when things look bleak and impossible.
Thanks for reading. If it resonates with you, hang in there, have hope, and know you are loved!