Oh, for the Love of God

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Life is hard sometimes

My life seems like series of near misses (with many attempts that came nowhere near going in). It makes me feel guilty for not walking in triumph with Jesus. I clunk with shame way more than I swoosh with “well done.” How good it is that Jesus loves me because God is love, not because I am lovely.

 

Hope in Midwinter

morning mist

Morning light on a cold day

In the dead of winter, it is the hope of Spring that keeps us going. In the same way, knowing the promises of God, and leaning upon them in our struggles gives us hope, that provides strength to go on.

Remember Your word to Your servant,
for You have given me hope.
My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life. Psalm 119:49-50

Alone?

The Barn

I felt so alone.

Then I noticed the wheat fields below,

The pattern of Your touch,

You hold me in your hand.

Then I noticed the beautiful clouds above,

Floating in blue.

You lift me up to draw me near.

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You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.  Psalm 139:5-6