Recently my 2 ½ year old son discovered the WORD. The word most of us mommas have a hard time with. Not just because of the WORD, but how many times our littles use it. Do our littles even know the meaning of the word?
Like many of you, my life has taken a very different path than I ever envisioned, one marked by sweetness and blessing, as well as pain. Through it all, one thing I have come to know, truly know, is that the Lord is so faithful, and He is extravagantly good. The things He has taught and is still teaching me (because we are a continual work in progress) are precious jewels of wisdom that have come at a high price. My prayer is that the Lord would use my story to minister and encourage those of you who might be going through a difficult circumstance.
Okay, nothing, NOTHING is perfect. No thing. I think I’ve been pretty overwhelmed by this. Maybe even angry. I have seen the cracks in my previous and early beliefs about who God is, how this life should work, and what I was getting myself into. I chose and still choose God. Now, I know - life is just… hard sometimes. It’s hard living and looking, expecting someday for life to click into perfection.
Recently while watching the news about a tragedy that had taken place in our country, a young woman was talking about forgiveness in the midst of this storm. A commentator then followed up with his opinion about the subject of forgiveness and God. Unfortunately, his comments were not encouraging nor did they reflect the gospel of Christ. I found myself standing in front of the TV screen saying, “Jesus, I’m so sorry people say things about you that are not true.”