“It will get better” is a good thing to say, but sometimes the “it” in our lives is not the problem.
I have had some trouble lately thinking of another post. I have multiple ideas, but some of them need more material in order to fill an entire blog. Today, I will just give you an update on what’s going on with me. Continue reading
My family and I did some shopping today to find some things for the fall and winter weather that is slowly approaching. Within the midst of jeans and shirts and youth pastor button-ups, I never expected to leave a store reviewing my life. Continue reading
For those who work in ministry, you often know how hard it is to see results, and how easy it can be to grow discouraged. Any internet-based work is especially hard to bear visible fruit. Thankfully, I received a message the other night proving the work God has done through me.
I am currently working on a long post about my recent trip to Nicaragua, but I wanted to post something as soon as possible! Continue reading
My mum is always requesting songs, but I hardly get around to doing less than half of them. I’ve spent some time filming, so here is Keep Making Me by the Sidewalk Prophets!
CS Lewis once said “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
It’s so true! We complain about heartache, but pain is better than a hard heart. We are clay in the hands of our Father, and sometimes that clay needs to be smashed in order to be rebuilt. I do not want to be lonely, empty, or broken, but if it is necessary for the will of God and my walk with Him, so be it. The Lord makes beautiful things out of us, and He is still making me.
The Lord does not permit trials to strangle,
But to strengthen.
He does not allow heartache to hurt,
But to heal.
He does not send pain to punish,
But to increase perseverance.
He gives all He gives so that we may become all He sees us to be.