take heart

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I sat down to write a different post full of the books I’ve read, the TV I’m watching, and the music I’m listening to, but I just don’t have it in me right now. I find that I don’t have much in me right now at all. After a month-long decline into thyroid craziness again, and the recent week and a half of trying to climb back out, I physically don’t have much reserve. After ten weeks of nothing progressing on our current foster care case, and then the past two weeks of resumed visits, I emotionally don’t have much reserve. Looking forward to the next month where I have an already full schedule for the entire month, I mentally don’t have much reserve either.

There’s just this:

“From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
Psalm 61:2

I know too many people whose hearts are faint right now. Friends who have lost daughters, husbands, pastors, nephews, friends. Friends and family who are battling physical and mental disease. Parents who are saying goodbye to children they’ve loved as their own for months and months. Others who are just overwhelmed to the brink of exhaustion. My story is not unique nor is my life harder than everyone else’s. We are in the middle of hard stuff, friends. It’s ok to say so. Life is hard. This world is broken. Today there is pain and suffering and brokenness and death. I don’t have answers; I just know what direction to head in.

Right now? Tomorrow? Every day after that. I’m heading to Jesus.

Take heart.

 

 

Oh friends: Love wins.

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