We got some disappointing news yesterday. Brad is out of town, so I didn’t have much time to process sadness. Instead, I played with the girls, ran errands, took them to dinner.
So today, I’m allowing myself a little time to mope, pray, think.
I couldn’t resist sharing one thought and song with you.
I’m not sure what your circumstances are today. I don’t know if your heart is happy or sad. I don’t know if the world seems to be floating or crashing around you. But I know this…
Your circumstances, good or bad, are wasted if they don’t bring you closer to God.
The good in your life?
It’s a distraction and an idol if it doesn’t bring you laughing and dancing at the feet of Jesus.
The bad in your life?
It’s only a curse if you let the problem be the focus, rather than God.
But if the bad in life sends you desperately to your Help and Your God… well then it is blessing and beauty. Nothing is better than being nearer to our Hope.
So today, I’m enjoying a sweet pain that cracks my heart a bit, but also makes me crack my Bible and feel the goodness of a Savior who will redeem all things.
Want to hear the song I have on repeat?
It’s so good.
There are a few lines I love best:
“Jesus is my hope
I know He stills the wind
So take my very life away
As long as I get Him”
“So let the sky fall down
and earth and cities quake
and I’ll say of my God and King
Lord blessed be Your Name”
Song by Madi Mapes: In Your Arms
(this was the only video I could find for it)