Phew! I'm worn out.
This "write for 31 days on one topic" isn't just tiring because it's a lot of work and writing.
It's tiring because I boo-hoo every single day. It's an honor to read your requests and pray for you, but it's terrifying to sit at a keyboard each day before a holy God, wondering how to reflect even an ounce of His Light into your dark wait. I simply cannot do it. But where I am weak, I trust He'll prove Himself strong.
Today, I'm including a few of those verses below. My only point is this: You don't have to fake happy. Cry out to God if you need to.
Okay, and before I show you those crying verses, I want to celebrate something with you...
Remember last week I told you Christian writer/speaker Deidra Riggs is writing for 31 days from the perspective of being a black woman? (31 Days in My Brown Skin) Well I am so humbled to be featured over at her fabulous website talking about life as a white mama to a black baby. Please go read my post? I'm bursting out of my (pale) skin in excitement!
And now... a few sweet crybaby verses that remind us it's okay to ask God what in the world is going on with the pain and delays...
"How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? [...] Consider and answer me, O LORD my GOd; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death." Psalm 13:1-3
"Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled. My soul is also greatly troubled. But you, O LORD -- how long?" Psalm 6:2-3
"How long, O LORD, will you look on? Rescue me..." Psalm 35:17
"But when I hoped for good, evil came, and when I waited for light, darkness came. My inward parts are in turmoil and never still; days of affliction come to meet me." Job 30:26-27
Don't let these verses discourage you; we have plenty of Light to explore still this month. On the contrary, let the verses remind you that you're free to cry out to God with every ounce of doubt and hurt you feel.
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Today was Day 5 of
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